This week I was very busy with a project that was due on Thursday for my Process and Experiment 1 class. The objective was to use electroforming which is a process in which copper grows over wax, plastics, papers and other non-organic materials. For my piece I used tracing paper and wax. I created a wax dome as my base and then crinkled little papers and glued them all over the dome and left an opening on the flat side. Next I painted the shape with electrodag, which is copper paint and let dry over night. After it was completely dried, I placed it in a blue acid bath that has an electric current running through when turned on. I left the piece in the bath for 12 hours and when it came out, it was covered in copper metal where I had painted the electrodag. From their I burned out the wax and paper bits and was left with a copper shell.
For my project I used the copper shell as the outside and enameled a dome set on the inside. The shell had a black finish and the enameled dome was jewel toned. I wanted the sharp outside to be the opposite of the smooth inside. I turned the piece into a broach as if a play on a boutonnière. I wanted it to look like the outside shell was closing in on the jeweled enamel piece.
Here is the finished piece:
In other news there are 31 days until I start my internship at Michael Kors!
I also just returned from tabling with Invisible Children club at Rock Against Racism!
Until Next Time!