With all the SCS'ers being turned on to working with copper by Loll Thompson, I decided to get my copper out and play. It's been a long time since I've played with copper and the blow torch.
So to Stiz2003 (Nancy), thanks for the push to play with copper again! Actually I need to say Thanks to Loll too, if she hadn't inspired others, I wouldn't have played with the copper!
Now with copper, if you want to heat it to get it to change color, using a blow torch gives you instant gratification. But you have to be careful, if you heat it too fast, you'll go beyond the wonderful purples you can achieve. The heat gun takes time, but you do have a little more control. Just make sure you do both in a safe place, on a surface that can take the heat or flame. Don't use the heat gun on a hot day, you'll be sweating in no time.
For this card, I used both the heat gun and blow torch. The embossed panel was done with the heat gun. I chose to only heat a particular area. The flowers and leaves were done with the blow torch.
You also need to be very careful with the edges, they are sharp. Die cutting the copper can produce very fine thread of copper that can be a big hazard, so do exercise caution.
In the end, the result is beautiful!
This copper comes rolled up in a plastic tube and is lightweight. It cuts easily with scissors or the paper cutter (use an old blade).
Date: Friday, March 14, 2014 GMT Views: 919
Registered: February 9, 2010 Location: Mentone, California Posts: 7380
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 @ 10:34 PM
You three ladies absolutely amaze me! The flowers and leaves here are BEYOND cool and love, love, love, the embossed panel in the middle. Your purple accent makes the copper pop even more! Pure gorgeousness...Faved and pinned!
Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 60380
Sat, Mar 15, 2014 @ 4:28 PM
GORGEOUS, Jennifer. I'm in admiration of your handling a blow torch. I got one for creme brulee, but never had the nerve to light it! Love the coppery tones with the purple/deep blue-violet....truly stunning combination.
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11086
Sat, Mar 15, 2014 @ 7:45 PM
WOW!!! Okay, I humbly bow to all three of you! Jennifer, this is gorgeous!!! The copper is so pretty, especially with the color changes! I am amazed at your flowers, they are stunning! The embossed panel is beautiful too! LOVE every inch! Incredible!!!