Sunday, May 2, 2010

Barry's metal letters for April

Wow! The end of the month does come around quite quickly. I have created N, O, P and Q as my April letters.



As you can see the brass still flows - I have been lucky lately to get a few more brass pot plant pots on a visit to a bric a brac shop in Woodford. Because N is the only letter with straight lines it got the foldform treatment. O is stamped and beaten from the back; P has been engraved; and Q has been stamped but also punched front and back.

Both P and Q were experiments for me. I liked using the engraving tool - it enabled me to leave the original oxidised brass colour behind and also create a furry look to the letter. I like how the Q has ended up with a scale look about it. O needs a bit of a trim. I continue to have fun with the letters.

3 comments:

Fiona Dempster said...

B - I really like the P; the fuzziness of the engraving and the border are great! F

CJ said...

The O and Q have a dragon look about them. Very handsome.

Callie said...

C'est du beau travail sur métal...
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It's fine work on metal ...