By Linda O'Brien, Opie O'Brien
Creating with steel hasn't ever been easier!
Whether it's jewellery, journals or kitschy keepsakes that spark your hearth, Metal Craft Discovery Workshop exhibits simply how effortless it's to create 20 enjoyable and cool initiatives step by step, from a miniature magazine to an altered lunch box.
A nontraditional procedure and a entire concepts part will introduce you to the whimsical aspect of steel. not just will you study secrets and techniques to slicing and becoming a member of steel, you'll also:
• discover how you can age and upload texture to metal
• notice the various varieties of steel to be had, together with copper, mesh, twine and recycled material
• Conjure up appealing patina finishes with a number of "secret" recipes
• locate additional suggestion within the artists' gallery section
You'll love developing those items, no matter if you've labored with steel ahead of or you're new to the medium. provide your recycle bin a moment look and begin crafting appealing items with steel this present day.
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