I am making a few design decisions as I go along - do you remember the tin from last weeks "Thrift-a-long"
Adding patina to darken and 'age' the metal.
This is the part of the tin I have decide to use. I traced around the pewter shape and cut out the tin. Really, for accuracy it is best to cut the tin out with your saw but since lots of it will be hidden from view, I elected to use scissors this time.
Layering it up to see how it is going to look. So, that looks ok to me.
I want to make a backing piece now so using a highly sophisticated system I create the shape I need ...
Better! Now the proportions look right.
The template is stuck to another piece of the pewter mug - I have given it a bit of a clout to flatten it out.
The backing piece is cut out.
Now it is coming together. I will finish it off today and show you tomorrow - just to keep you all in suspenders 'cos I know by now you are on the edge of your seat ...
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