I love copper so this project was right up my alley. I started with a frame from Michael's (on clearance) for $4.99 and a bunch of pennies -
I lined up all of the pennies from bright and shiny to dull and weathered -
I wanted a very random look so I left them heads up or tails up, facing any direction. All willy nilly. Which is a big deal for me because I usually have to make everything straight and neat. I just knew that this project would look better if I veered away from my usual habits. :-)
I took the frame apart, and dry-fit the pennies to the backing -
Then , I super glued the pennies in place. I started with the four corners - just so everything would come out straight. I also used a ruler to keep things in line. And that was it! Now, it's hung in my kitchen and I think it looks great!
And since I work from my kitchen table, I get to look at it all of the time! Yay!
Here's the cost breakdown -
Anyone else work on an art project over the weekend? Or use the phrase "willy nilly"? Or spend an hour and a half ironing that huge pile of clothes in your room that you've been ignoring? Just me?...
I've shared this project here -