MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Copper experiment?

Because I'm still working on my secret project, today I thought I'd show you something else I've been playing around with....
These are copper plant markers which I dipped in ammonia (stinky, stinky!). I filled a smallish container with ammonia and placed a piece of wire (aluminum??) mesh over top. After I dipped the markers directly in the ammonia, I left them on top of the mesh to dry. Not sure if that step was necessary, but I had to find a way for them to dry on both sides. Guess I could have hung them up. Anyway, I'm really pleased with the results!

2 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

these look great... If you wrapped them in fabric (wet with the ammonia) you get a beautiful blue trandfer to the fabric. I did it with pennies and ammonia and left it in a sealed jar to make a more all over blue bath, but I think it'd work like rust dyeing too...

arlee said...

OH VERY KEWL!!!!!!! I meant to try Donna's technique too--now i'll have to give both a shot!!!!!!