Metal Craft Discovery Workshop

Metal Craft Discovery Workshop

by Linda O'Brien, Opie O'Brien

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Creating with metal has never been easier!

Whether it's jewelry, journals or kitschy keepsakes that spark your fire, Metal Craft Discovery Workshop shows just how easy it is to create 20 fun and funky projects step-by-step, from a miniature journal to an altered lunch box.

A nontraditional approach and a comprehensive techniques section will introduce you to the whimsical side of metal. Not only will you learn secrets to cutting and joining metal, you'll also:

   • Explore ways to age and add texture to metal
   • Discover the numerous types of metal available, including copper, mesh, wire and recycled material
   • Conjure up beautiful patina finishes with several "secret" recipes
   • Find further inspiration in the artists' gallery section

You'll love creating these pieces, whether you've worked with metal before or you're new to the medium. Give your recycle bin a second glance and start crafting beautiful pieces with metal today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440315510
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/19/2005
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 30 MB
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About the Author

Linda and Opie O'Brien are full-time mixed media artists who enjoy pushing the envelope through their imaginative use of metal, organic, recycled, and found materials. Their work, which includes jewelry, books, assemblage, collage, dolls, masks, and more, has been featured in numerous books, magazines, galleries, group and solo shows, museum gift shops and private collections.

Opie, an artist and musician, attended the School of Visual Arts and also studied at Pratt Institute in New York City. On the musical side of the coin, he played Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden with the Raspberries and Tommy James. His approach to art is disciplined, structured, and meticulous.

Linda, on the other hand, is self-taught. Her philosophy is "no rules, no restrictions." Her raw, free-spirited style and nontraditional techniques define her as a true "outsider" artist. She has written feature articles for several publications, including Belle Armoire and Art Doll Quarterly magazines.

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