Bullet casings, I mean. I asked a friend if, the next time he went to the shooting range, he would police his brass for me. I've seen some ideas using old bullet casings and want to try a few of my own. I'm inspired! (the funniest one being a "Zombie Killer" necklace... LOVED it!)
Anyway, here's a few shots of the haul I received and what's going on (so far):
|Cleaning the gunpowder off the brass is an adventure: soapy|
water can create a coat of rust on the steel jacketed casings.
If you don't want this look, or want to clean it, don't try this!
|Amazing what one of those little spongy, multi-sided files|
will do to clean off the rust! Much better (altho' I could change
my mind at a later date!)
|Another look in better lighting|
(sorry, the iPhone wanted to focus on my fingers)
|Used the file in two directions to create this matte look|
to the brass. I kind of like it. I'm now trying to decide if
I need to invest in, and practice with, etching materials
or just use alchohol inks. Opinions?
Of some kind.