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November 30, 2007

How to make embossed copper switch plate covers

P1020795_hi_rez_3 P1020805_hi_rez_2Looking for some excitement this weekend?  How about making some cool copper switch plate covers?

Embossing copper is really easy.  Get your own set of elaborate, printable free instructions



Mag: I live in London ON and my fibre art group would like to access copper sheeting. We were able to get very little locally so I am asking where do you get yours? Thanks. Grace


Hi Grace,
You can find small sheets of copper rolled up in a tube (wooden stylus included) at Michael’s Art Store, but they’re about $10 which is kind of expensive for the small amount of copper you get. I like to buy my copper on eBay of all places. Enter ‘sheet copper’ in eBay’s search box and see what you find. Another great place to find copper sheet is surplus stores, scrap metal dealers and metal suppliers. Look in the Yellow Pages under ‘steel’ and you’ll find suppliers who carry other metals besides steel, including copper.
Hope that helps. I think you'll love working with copper.



I'd like to make these copper switch plate covers, too bad the download doesn't work and Mag has not replied to address the problem.
Please let me know when it does work.



Hi Lar,

The above link, 'elaborate, printable free instructions' worked fine for me. It took me to a pdf page where I could either print it or 'save page as' on my hard drive.

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These copper switch plates are looking nice on the walls of our room.As, we all know that wooden things are famous and showing the luxurious living of standard peoples.

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