May 14, 2010

An old standby

While taking a break from fabric boxes, I tried to get back to making copper book necklaces. I hauled out my big bottle of liver of sulphur only to discover that the stinky solution had morphed into clear water. Now, how did that happen... I quickly headed downtown to Lacy's to pick up a jar of concentrated l of s which smelled suitably foul and I knew I had a winner. Very strong and requires a delicate touch when oxidizing the pieces of copper unless you want it pitch black.
Tomorrow is east coast rug hooking and yet another project will be in the works.


Leslie Jane Moran said...

We once did a project in folk art that required Liver of Sulphur and I never knew where to get it. You were to splash the L/S onto a copper plate that would then be clad onto a boat bottom, thereby making it look antiqued in a very blothcy way. We had to reproduce the look by splattering black paint on it. I must try that technique on copper sometime. Your books look amazing!

Irene said...

I love it.

Susan Williamson said...

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!!! Everything you do is grand, I must say.