Sunday, June 10, 2012

I Heart Macro 06/10/2012

My lovely Oakleaf hydrangea, which I've had for about 15 years, died very suddenly.  One weekend it was healthy and full of blooms and the next weekend it was looking withered and sickly.  All of the leaves that had once been green, turned rusty.  They were actually a very pretty rusty color and I thought that it would be a beautiful color on metal.  I found a website with different ideas on how to patina copper and I tried the vinegar and sea salt method on a Vintaj brass charm.
These are pictures of the hydrangea leaves and the brass leaf that I patinated (sorry the shots aren't that great).  I was very happy with the results and will definitely try this again.  Next time I'll keep record of how long I let the metal suspend over the vinegar.

I'm joining Lori Plyler of Studio Waterstone for "I Heart Macro" slash "I Heart Close Ups: Up Close Photography for Macro Makers and the Camerologically Challenged".

studio waterstone

Please click on the link above to view photos by other participants, or to join in the fun with your own macro photo.
Enjoy your week!


  1. Both leaves are beautiful.

  2. These are gorgeous, mom! I love the colors.