Friday, February 6, 2009

Fun with copper leaf

I'm so happy with the way these tiles have turned out. Unfortunately, the photos don't do them justice. I have taken clear glass tiles and added 100% copper leaf to the back of them. If you have never worked with metal leaf, it can be a real pain! It is tissue thin, and tears if you blink at it. You'll notice on the globe I have painted a metallic copper color under where the tiles will be applied so that I can be sure there are no white spots showing through the tiles. Metal leaf can be a tad spotty. The background between the flowers and copper foil ribbons will be red shades, tending toward rusty red. I'm lovin' this one!

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