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Look what happens to Copper !

Posted by toomuchglass 53172 (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 20, 10 at 12:14

I have a roll of thin copper used for copper punch. (It's 36 gauge ) Had it for years - never used it till now. I saw this online and I wanted to make it - complete with all the rainbow colors.

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I used a small torch & experimented.
Check it out !!

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This pic shows the results .

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*Low heat will make it turn red
*Medium heat will turn it blue.
*Next - I I used High Heat & I think there must have been something oily on the copper - it kinda did a blobbly rainbow. ( happy accident ! )
*The last one -- I blasted it -- and it turned sliver.

Cool !!!!! You can buy the tooling foil at Michaels -
I also saw it in silver tone ,too. Now this could open up whole new possibilities ! It would also be great for the leaves on wind spinners........


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RE: Look what happens to Copper !

Very cool...can't wait to see your finished project!


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RE: Look what happens to Copper !

So, 2much, "Where's your butterfly?" LOL! Great experiment! TFS! Jeanne S.


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No Butterfly yet ! It's number 125 on my to-do list ~ heheh


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it's awesome!!!!


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Cool!!!!


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Looks like you are having fun with your welding! I think that is butterfly i passed up yesterday as someone had repainted it & did a miserable job of it, It would have had to be stripped(I have some stripper) Just not up to doing it right now!! Might go back & see if it's still there, this one looks very cool!! Jan


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Love that butterfly! I can see why you want to copy it. Great idea heating up the copper to create the different colors. I wonder what that would like once it has weathered. I can't wait to see what the next cool thing is that you come up with!


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ANOTHER great idea...hmmm, project number...765432!heh heh! But I really like it...that looks like the copper I found at a garage sale, that I used for my castle....

Here is a link that might be useful: Copper on Castle


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I always wondered how to make colors on copper - I think it's so pretty . I might just have to make that butterfly today :)


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Butterfly!

Well, went back & got the butterfly! $1.98 it is all metal but holes are different larger ones go all down the outer edges & slits go in toward the center. Missing 1 antenna but I can glue 1 on. It's 11 1/4 in long by 10 in. wide. Was on a rod originally. Has heavy wire all around outer edges on underside so well made. Will undercoat & repaint as in better shape than I had thought. I love 1 you made of copper sheeting, it looks terrific! Hope I can make this 1 look half as good! Jan


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