July 07, 2007

Torching Copper

Torched Copper Mesh
Torched Copper Mesh Detail I was green with envy when I saw the cool torched copper Debbie from my local art group brought in. We are maing copper mesh pockets for Nina Bagley inspired book we are calling Melange Books Reconstructed. We are gutting some encyclopedias Debbie donated and making new pages out of an assortment of materials and adding all kinds of goodies.

My little torch attachment for my soldering gun wasn't cutting it, so I got a
larger torch and this is what I got when I torched my copper. I'll be using some of this for a pocket for my book, but also want to try aging some as well.

5 comments:

Angie in AZ said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!

Joanne Huffman said...

There you go again...doing cool stuff with metal.
Joanne

Aileen (Pronounced A-Leen) said...

Very very cool Karen!! love all the effects you acheived and yes you can use VersaMark or stamp or draw with vaseline also and it makes a resist with the LOS.

kathy mc said...

Love the looks your getting with your copper mesh. I'm having fun playing with mine also. I haven't tried the torch yet. I'll have to pull it out and see if it still works. I did manage to make a mesh pocket in the last calendar I worked in. Thanks for sending me so much to play with.

Karen Owen said...

This looks cool!

Karen O!