The etching metal part was fun and eye opening like when you first learn to use embossing powders to create that lovely raised sheen.Its done with an etchant solution and stamps and leaves a raised image in the underlying metal.We then molded the metal to make the book top.We also added patina to some copper mesh as the front page with an old tin type photo used as the image.
Here it is a bit closer.Evvie gave me the small key to add on the small button
This is with the top page open
Below is a gorgeous piece of art made by Jen's friend Sarah using one of Jen's frames.It's so lovely and she is moving to Darwin soon.....someone I need to meet *grin*
The classes ended way to fast and before I knew it I was saying bye to Evvie and John and leaving with Jen and Ness.We had a few hours spare so after Jen showed us how to shop in Bunning's(large hardware shop)arty style we went back to Ness's for a while.While there Jen showed me how to solder.I have a shake in my hands inherited from my Mum and like painting(which I now know I can do LOL) I thought this was something I would never master.Even with Jen's help I did struggle but it certainly was not as hard I thought and I am so grateful to Jen for showing me.The soldered slide I have started is below.I have to fix the jump ring at right and add some dangles and collage a bit more but I am glad I tried this.
Next it was off to the airport for Jen and me and after a few hick ups for Jen and the funny undies incident we were waving goodbye to Jen and then me to Ness and Hannah and Little Henry.I had a tear in my eye as they disappeared out of sight.....sad to leave new found friends and happy to meet up with old ones and be with my "community"...learning and laughing and fitting in!.I was home by 2.30am,in bed by 3.30am and tomorrow I am back at work.I've loved every minute of my trip and Jen's classes.If anyone has the chance to do them they are inspiring,enabling,a hoot and well worth it.I love picking up my new made treasures and Grant is in awe I did three classes and finished each project let alone that I can drill and solder now LOL.Thank you Jen for teaching us,Ness for organising it and Evelyn and John for being my divine hosts
Annette In Oz