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