Thursday, September 1, 2016

Hanging Black copper leaf

I like doing leaves in copper.  It's almost meditative.  I buy sheets of copper and for this one, I used a 26 g copper sheet 8" x 11".  I folded my sheet in half, did a rough trace, got out my tin snips and cut out the shape.  About an hour of fine grinding later, I started hammering.  I applied heat with a torch, opened up the leaf, did more hammering, and fired up the torch again.  

chemical patina and heat to the outer side

Now the inner side looks like mother of pearl a little


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