I got a little package this past week from my mum. No, it wasn't a food parcel - it was little bits and bobs of lace, fabric, paper cutouts etc. I had been telling her about my rolling mill and how I wanted to try using it with the aluminum - so all her little strips of goodies were things to try running through the mill with the aluminum for my bangles to create texture on the metal.
I haven't tried them all yet, but here are a couple:
This first one is a lovely rich orange color - as that was always my mum's favourite color. Is it still I wonder???? Anyhow - a happy color. I put the aluminum through with a piece of thick lace. I hope you can see the texture that came from it in the photos.
The other was just a small piece of aluminum I colored but hadn't made anything with. This went through the mill with an open weave ribbon.
It'll be interesting to add texture to some of my bangles and also other aluminum pieces I make. I'll be trying the other goodies later so will let you know how they work out.
Yes, the aluminum experiments continue!