This week I tried out a couple more textures with the aluminum using a rolling mill. My goal was to create a leaf impression. I'm pleased with the results.
I dyed the aluminum first and sealed it. Then I ran it through the rolling mill. All the little veins show up well on the aluminum. It's such an intricate pattern and all that you see is texture, not different colored dyes. I then did a little fold forming to bend the leaf, filed the edges to show the silver color of the aluminum and voila!
The photo above reminds me of soft furry sage leaves - the green really does give them a soft look.
And you can see from the photo below that the veins even show up on the back of the leaf.
I haven't decided how I'm going to use them yet...whether a little creature will sit on them...or some flowers or.....what do you think?