Do you guys watch Everybody Loves Raymond? Oh my gosh we have been on a Raymond kick the last couple of weeks since we discovered it was on Netflix! One of my uncles actually refers to the show as “holy hour” which we have also started calling it. Do you remember the episode where Frank got on to Marie for cutting the English muffin with a knife? Ever since I saw that episode I have been craving a muffin, so Hubs picked some up for me. I had one today and I was flitting about waiting for it to finish toasting only to take a bite and realize that I no longer enjoy the taste of an English muffin. LOL Now I have to figure out something to do with these muffins!
Last week I bought an 18 sheet pack of faux gold leaf and 25 sheet pack of real copper leaf for three different projects, I wound up using all the leaf for one project that was a bust. So this week I got some more copper leaf and made a copper and clay jewelry tray. Initially I rolled out a long length of snake and then coiled it which helped keep the thickness fairly even. I pressed the seams together and started flattening it and then gave what was planned as an organic, raw-like edge which turned out to look more like a flower. Hey it didn’t break I was happy! Ha! I do like how it turned out, it just wasn’t planned that way.
Once it dried (which took a few days), I gave the trays a couple coats of white paint as the clay wasn’t quite as white as I had anticipated. I used Mod Podge for the adhesive, but I wish I had used the Speedball adhesive because the Mod Podge just took too long to dry.
And finally, I sealed the copper with Liquitex varnish which will help it not patina and protect the leafing. If you wanted a patinaed look you could definitely do that and then seal it. I think I will do another tray and do some kind of texturing on it with lace?
If you must have a bunny ring like the one on the tray check out AureaPraga on Etsy; Aurea is a sweetheart and is so easy to work with.
My dears guess what time it is? “It’s the weekend!” When me and Hubs were dating, if you asked him how he was on a Friday he would respond with those three words in his very southern accent. I don’t hear the southern anymore, but it’s the weekend and I am excited! See you Monday!
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