to turn into this? Well, you'll have to watch today's TTV and we will show you how easy it is to do.
You just need to have some Liver of Sulfur. Now you're probably wondering what that is and how do you get it. Just click on the link and you're on your way.
After I had done the metal in the bath, I then wrote "ART" on the back and refined and then wrote "lives" on the front for a debossed look. Then just sand off the black and you get this gorgeous patina.
You can spray with a finishing spray from Krylon that will seal the patina on it. You can just sand all of it off if you decide you want more copper to be exposed. This is very close to how copper will naturally age over time.
I also did a stamping using my Big Daddy mold for the "laugh" piece, decorative wheel and ball & cups for the next piece. The gear piece was embossed and then submerged in the bath. The giant heart is from our Sawing 101 class and I hammered it for texture and then dipped it into the bath and lightly buffed.
Liver of Sulfur works well with copper and pure silver for blackening. However, you need to take care in using it in a well ventilated room, wear gloves and use thongs for dipping.
Disposal is easy and LOS can be neutralized with baking soda. After a couple of days it breaks down (it has a rapid decomposition) and can be disposed of in the garden on weeds...(I'm not talking about weed, but weeds). If you google Liver of Sulfur, you'll find some funny ways that people have gotten rid of the stuff. But this stuff does stink like rotten eggs, so use your brains and don't be stupid. And, if you're wondering if you're stupid...you probably don't want to use it!
This is the piece that will be this week's giveaway. Post a comment and I'll be picking a winner on Saturday morning. This will be finished into a necklace and I'll post another picture when I have it completed. The winner will have one week to get me their address. I've had a couple of people contact me 2 months later giving me their addresses and I'm scrambling to figure out what they won, so one week girls. One or two of you have contacted us that you never got your piece, and what happened was we never got your email with the address.
Hope you get lots of inspiration from this weeks video and I promise we will never chew gum again in a video or at least I won't... I can't control Megan.