This little starfish gave me an opportunity to play around with an idea I got from Jessie a few days ago. She was talking about range hoods (there was a perfectly good reason for that), and she mentioned the nice patina you can get by adding vinegar and salt to copper. Then I happened to notice an image of a starfish on Wikipedia, and the lighter green/blue color of the starfish looked like the same color as copper patina. What a great excuse to play with my copper coating!
Before I made this little guy I didn’t realize that starfish are called Sea Stars by a lot of people. I like that name better. It’s more romantic, or something.
As you can tell from the photos in the video, I didn’t come close to the colors and shapes of the real starfish, because I was really just playing around. But the paper mache version is “starfishy,” I think. Close enough, anyway. And it was fun to make.
And that’s what counts, right? 😉