So, what have I been doing ? Well potato chip Patina from a recipe shared from Metal Craft Discover Workshop by Linda and Opie O'Brian.A wonderful book filled with some super ideas. I love this patina as its chemical free and gives a super finish.Even the odd bit of chippie gives a wonderful texture.Sand the metal lightly for tooth, brush on salty water, lay crushed salt and vinegar chips, spray lightly with water. Cover and wait till desired finish.Must be sealed with spray.The top left pic is copper foil that was eaten right through overnight.Way too thin so have opted to use copper tape.My ATC is for the technique swap with KY.I just love the GORGONS head. A memento from the Roman Bath House on our trip last year.
Now arn't Belinda Schneiders ICICLE DOLLS jut so ADDICTIVE ! I am sooooooooo NOT a sewer but have found these delightful to play with. This is my first batch on Saturday (yes Dotee we were both playing Icicle dolls at the same time).Sunday saw me doing image transfers onto fabric and then doing more vintage icicle dolls.A really great pattern for a beginner like me, but so fun.Now to decorate with beads and charms.I think I might join up for the Icicle doll swap.Yeah sounds like a grand plan cause I know Dotee and Jacky are playing too.WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO
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