Monday, September 24, 2007

Ask a male guest to...

Hi everyone. I am still soldering. This is attempt number 3. This is my best attempt yet, probably because the edges on a domino are not as squared off as on glass. I am happy to see progress because this takes a long time! The edges here look terrible in the scan, but I assure you in person, there is great improvement. I will keep trying!


The text in the domino project came from a Better Homes and Garden Entertaining book written in 1969. It's a fantastic read! Don't you just love the serving suggestion above for holiday breakfast? I was glancing through the book and looking at text to use when I read something about asking a "male" guest to help pass food trays around...hehehe..oh, and in case you're planning some entertaining soon, don't forget to place a tray of commonly used personal items on your bathroom vanity: hairspray, a new comb, a pretty box of facial tissue and a light cologne!

11 comments:

Tami said...

This is great...love the book. Your soldering is looking better each time. Any more burns today?

Brigitte said...

Hi from Australia !!
Wowwww, love this !! i meant to try soldering some time ago....well...looks like ...scrapbooking took over ! :)
i'll come back to check all your wonderful work...maybe i might decide to give it a go again !! :)

~missprissme said...

I can't see extremely clear from the picture but I can offer a couple of suggestions. It looks like you might be using copper foil tape? Use your bone folder to adhere the copper foil tape to the domino. Make sure the domino edge is clean and dry. Apply the tape with your fingers wrapping it around and bending the edges over the edge of the domino. Then take your bone folder and lay your domino down on a flat surface. Rub the flat outer edges first then each side edge. (back and forth motion). Then apply an even thin coat of flux. Heat up the solder and run in a smooth motion, with a light touch, trying to lay it down in one pass. Solder doesn't like to be gone back over. If you have to go back over it is best to melt the excess off, letting it drip off onto your surface and then build it back up. You might need to use a tweezers to hold the piece as it might get to hot to hold with bare hands. I hope this helps. Nice job too, it looks fine to me.

Tracy said...

I don't know anything about the soldering, but your design is gorgeous. I also really like how you use text in your designs, very cool looking :)

Frances said...

That has a luxury look to it, how strange that is. Solder, who would believe it. Love the book, redolent of a gentler era.

Alexandra Knittel said...

Super!

Lisa Renéa said...

Oh, wow. Solder,too? Girlie you got talent! I've tried 1000x, and never have any luck. Kudos to you, it looks great.

Emilia said...

wow!! this is great! the edge bends smoothly!

I love this project! I got my mini towel already and should've gave it a try!

Neda said...

I suspect that there are still places in Texas which use that same menu! LOL! Good job with that soldering. I like the mixture of the smooth texture of the domino mixed with the "steely" texture and look of the soldering, sort of ying-yang kinda of thing going on..

andrae said...

looks great to me! soldering is quite hard, have done it once or twice and I really need to take a class to get some hands on tips but maybe now I can just read your blog for them! have fun and dont burn yourself or pass out from the fumes!

Pearl Maple said...

Found your blog from 2 peas and totally enchanted with all that different styles or forms of art you are creating.