Advice and opinions please!

As part of my Thursday Night Project (a weekly thing over at Crafteroo) I had a play about trying to create a new technique to imitate dew and verdigris using copper cut outs. I’m not convinced that it has worked particularly successfully. I think I like the leaf, which has got a textured amber finish, but not sure if the bird is right. It wasn’t intended to have an all over teal/green coating anyway, but it’s almost as if something is missing- any help/opinions greatly appreciated!



  1. Posted May 22, 2009 at 9:35 am | Permalink | Reply

    I love the colouring of both, and the edging of the leaf is fab, the only thing I think doesn’t sit quite right is the spots. They just don’t seem to go, the leaf looks like you’ve guilded a real one (which is stunning) and the bird is simple and beautiful. The spots aren’t needed. If it is dew your trying to recreate i don’t know, maybe make them smaller and more random?
    Hope this helps and i haven’t offended!

  2. Posted May 22, 2009 at 7:30 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I agree with the previous comment. I think, especially on the bird, the spots are too much. I think the bird would look much better without the spots, just the lovely contrast of colour. I reckon you can get away with the spots easier on the leaf which may be to do with the larger size of it.

    But they both do look good and I’m only offering constructive criticism cos asked to! Hope this is of some help.

  3. Posted May 23, 2009 at 2:12 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I agree – I do like the overall idea, but the spots are too large and too regular. Looking forward to seeing the next step!

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