Tinker Verve

creating with spirit & enthusiasm…often with great results

plātz w/patina~

platz w/ black patinaI have had this black patina for several months but just haven’t had any interest in trying it.  This morning I decided that the license plate charms might be the best way to experiment with this.  I think that it’s a perfect combination.  Compared to the variety that I work with in my soldering, these are in a class all their own.  Each one in their own way shows a bit of rustic patina {keeping in mind that their life has been spent hanging off of the end of a vehicle} and the sleek silver edge doesn’t necessarily compliment them, whereas I think the addition of the black patina looks nice.   – You can see the contrast between the ‘J’ and the ‘5’.

'N' platz charmThe copper tape I use is ‘copper backed’, so you can see it peaking through the glass – ‘black backed’ would be a better choice but this is where experimenting can come in handy!

March 10, 2009 Posted by | license plate charms, plātz, solder | Leave a comment