Sunday, January 30, 2011

Colored Bud Vases



Today, in furtherance of the colored pencil on copper idea, I completed this set of three bud vases. I made these from some old beat up copper tubing I found kicked into a corner in the back room of Metalliferous some months ago. I was intrigued by the weird pear-shaped profile and knew I'd eventually come up with a use for them and here it is. Each vase has 3 sections to hold 3 stems. They can be used individually or grouped all together to hold 9 stems. What do you think?

6 comments:

CarolynArtist said...

Oh Peggy, they are outstanding, nice pics too! Did you solder them together?

questions, did you use LOS, then gesso and then color pencil? And how did you seal them? Are they for sale?

Peggy Shiffrin said...

thanks, Carolyn! Answers to your questions: 1. I did solder each group of three tubes. 2. I did not use LOS this time, just gesso over the roughed up copper, then colored pencils. 3. Sealed with two coats of Krylon Matte Finish. 4. Not for sale (yet!) I want to use them once or twice first to make sure they really are water-tight!

and BTW, I find it's a whole lot easier to get decent pictures when what I'm photographing isn't shiny metal! I still have a LOT to learn in that department!

Sean and Sharon said...

They look fantastic! I really like your idea to take the look from jewelry to something larger. Did you just use copper caps to seal the bottoms?

Peggy Shiffrin said...

Thanks, Sharon! No copper caps for the bottoms, just soldered each pre-soldered set of 3 tubes onto a piece of copper sheet and then trimmed and filed flush.

CarolynArtist said...

oh Peggy, it would be awesome for you to get photos of them in use when you try them out!!!

stoneaddict said...

Holy shit those are awesome!