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copper tooling - foil ribbons

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Bunki Kramer (bkramer.us)
Wed, 13 Aug 1997 17:35:54 -0700

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>Hi all,
>I am looking for new approaches to copper tooling for my seventh graders.
>In the past I have had the kids choose animals for the subject matter,
>which of course results in great studies in texture. We usually use liver
>of sulphur and steel wool to create the "antiqued" effect. I have also
>tried incorporating the copper designs into mixed media pieces, using
>permanent markers to add color.
> I love working with copper, but I feel a little burnt out on my own
>ideas. Any suggestions would be great.
>Laura R. McKevitt
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Hi, Laura...there is a great project I like for my 8th graders to use taken
from ARTS & ACTIVITIES magazine May, 1995 called "Rivers of Color". I use
decorator foil (I can't remember the weight at the moment...I get it from
NASCO). Cut into 9x12 pieces. We paint it on both sides with diff. colors
of acrylic in stripes or diagonals...doesn't really matter. Let dry
overnight really good then cut into diff. sized strips lengthwise. Curl,
bend twist the strips and glue off center on a piece of colored matboard
letting it tumble into a beautiful array of curls and colors flowing. Super
for teaching movement and random rhythm.

We also incorporate metal work in our 6th grade weavings.

I like working with thin metal and would relish hearing new ideas also. Cya...

Bunki Kramer
Los Cerros Middle School
Danville, California 94526
bkramer.ca.us


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