Friday, October 22, 2010

More Embossed Metal

So I was making another fired copper piece and this will be an example of what happens when you make your copper "well done". You definitely want a medium rare on this stuff in order to bring out the best variation of colors. When you "cook" it too long, you go from vibrant to dull and brilliant to muted. Which can be fine,but it wasn't what I wanted. So at first I thought this is a fail, but I remembered that I told Suzy at Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom that I usually take my fails and do something else with them. So I did!
This actually looks shinier in the pic than it really was
So what to do with it? It was kind of like an old tin tile except it wasn't old. So I aged it:
And then I painted it some more until I was happy with it using copper and gold paint ( I know...using copper paint on a copper piece of metal why didn't you just leave it alone....well.....) and I wanted to make another plaque so I got one of these out:
4x4 wood plaque from bag o plaques picked up from Michaels for $4.99 before coupon
Covered it w/ scrapbook paper using Mod Podge and went around the edges with copper foil tape. Then I mounted my painted copper piece but it needed something because I have an embellishment problem. Enter these:
Jolee's Boutique 3D stickers that look like miniature moulding. I used 2 pieces from this and two charms from my other metal project and:
Before the paint was completely dry on the copper tile, I wiped some of it off to age it a bit. Fail to fave!

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9 comments:

Mindy said...

If this is how you fail, I wanna be you! haha This looks stunning.

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Fail schmail! Love it!

Netty said...

ooh I really love this and thank you for showing how you got there. As soon as I get some free time I definitely want to have try this. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Beca said...

I like that you didn't give up and kept working on it. It turned out super! Very creative! Thanks for the follow and now I am your newest follower. Hope we can become friends. Til next time.

Melissa said...

I like how the wipe-off worked out.

Isn't it grand when you can save a fail?

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Great save! This is beautiful. Very elegant looking. I can't believe those embellishments are stickers!

Michelle L. said...

I wish my fail-saves looked this cute! Most of them end up in the trash, but I'm so glad you rescued this and triumphed! (Actually, I even liked the original fail - just goes to show you make so many nice things, even your fails are pretty.)

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