I prep my copper by cutting, filing, hammering and then oxidizing followed by the paper cut out application, (this is my favorite part because skies the limit when it comes to patterns).
My last step is to apply crackle paste, let it dry and make the cracks more prominent with a dark rub. This affect is crucial to making the paper and copper look old.
As you can see in this bottom pic, I started going nuts when I saw all the different ways I can use the paper.
I plan on expanding my efforts with different shapes and styles, perhaps necklace and bracelet focal's.
Thanks for your visit, take time and leave a comment if you can and we will see you again in a couple weeks.
My ETSY Shop- Yucca Bloom