Marie Browning Metal Crafting Workshop

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Metal Crafting Workshop

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9781402724503: Metal Crafting Workshop

Modern design style meets traditional metal skills in a workshop guide that ensures excellent results and teaches all the basics of materials, equipment, and techniques.  These practical home and garden décor projects, which range from cards to sculptures, use an astounding array of metal types in sheets, mesh, and wire—and even coat hangers, paper clips, and other found metal objects.  While making vases, votives, tin ceiling tiles, and mesh purses, crafters will learn how to work with brass, tin, chicken wire, bouillon, aluminum, and copper pipe, and confidently handle the tools needed to cut, emboss, pierce, sand, polish, and shape the metal. Decorative techniques include painting, decoupage, and patina recipes to create a natural-looking sheen.

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Metal can be an intimidating material to work with--and not one most crafters will just pick up and try without instruction. In her encouraging introduction to metal crafting, Browning quickly dispels any fear the inexperienced metal crafter may have while showing how working with metal can enhance practically every area of crafting--scrapbooking, collage, altered art, jewelry--and thus giving this title a broader appeal than just to metal crafters. The funky colorful projects on the cover will draw readers in, while the basic explanations of equipment, materials, and techniques will excite and inspire crafters. Almost all the projects use a nonmetal object as a foundation, such as a wood frame or a glass vase, and metal embellishments to create the final piece. Many of the projects require minimal tools and materials to create gifts and accents that have wow effect. The color photographs entice readers to make each project while inspiring them to design their own. Jennifer Palmer
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