One thing in Britain!
The old brass extension is a special thing the British have to do when visiting London, and a great thing in the past.
England and Scotland are full of copper plates used to commemorate the victims of medieval Britain.
Over the next few hundred years, Britons and visitors have combed churches, cathedrals and chapels to wipe these brass monuments on paper as a memorial and wall-hanging.
When I visited London a few years ago, I did my best to participate in the era of brass extensions that really used to be in Britain.
The original brass inlaid on the church and cathedral floors from the 1970 s can no longer be rubbed because they are worn by the friction process and people lack care when rubbing them.
These brass are made into replicas, which are used today and there are many brass friction centers all over the UK.
The best one is at Westminster Abbey on Saturday morning from seven o'clock A. M. to noon.
Here you can choose from a number of different reproductions throughout the UK.
This is an interesting past where true reproduction of British brass friction can be brought home as a souvenir or souvenir.
The brass friction process is similar to rubbing a pencil on a piece of paper on a coin.
They are made by laying a butcher's paper (usually black)
On brass, rub the paper with graphite, wax or chalk.
Crayons are silver or gold, and there are other colors sometimes.
I call it "adult coloring ".
"Friction is a replica of commemorative brass plaques and plates found in churches from the 13 th to the 16 th centuries, usually inlaid on the floor.
In the Middle Ages, brass memorial plaques were carved on the tomb monument at the beginning of the 13 th century, beginning to replace 3D monuments and portraits carved with stones or wood.
They are made of hard pull doors or brass inlaid on the sidewalk of the church floor.
Many of them have great value as historical monuments, and are sometimes the only real contemporary proof of the various armor and costumes of the time.
In addition, sometimes these brass plates are the only authoritative records we have in detail to record some family history.
In Britain, they were found to be in very good condition, so England insisted on not rubbing the original brass sheet.
During the Middle Ages, brass commemorative plates were also used in France, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium, however, these other European countries have not maintained such a good state for many years as British plates.
As a monument to Alexander coppern, there are still some British people in Scotland. 1564)
Murray Regent (1569)
And in the Holy.
Giles in Edinburgh
Most of the huge brass found in the UK, of which about 4,000 were left in various churches, in quite good condition.
Most of them are located in the eastern county of England, and most of them are located in the churches of Ipswich, Norwich, Lynn and Lincoln.
English brass cuts the numbers to the outline and inserts the corresponding cavity with a stone of darker color as the background. A few Flemish (Belgium)
Brass can be found in the UK, which is different from brass in the UK, because the Flemish have numbers engraved in the center of a large plate, with complex reels behind it.
They are more floral in design, with inscriptions on the edge of the brass plate.
The brass extension I made was made on black butcher's paper and rubbed with gold wax crayons.
I chose one of Shakespeare's friction and three classic nuns.
It took me a whole Saturday morning from seven o'clock A. M. to 12 noon.
First of all, I put my black paper on the desired brass plate and stick the paper to the back so that it doesn't move when I rub the plate.
Then I chose the gold crayon painting to wipe the plate.
I can't work fast when I rub and have to take the time to make sure I hit all edges and plates at the same pressure so that the color is consistent throughout the friction process.
This is "coloring in line ".
It is important to apply the same pressure as the friction plate, so that when the friction is completed, it looks uniform and not sparse in some areas.
It's interesting, but the work is strict and not something that can be done soon.
If you know you want to frame them up and hang them at home, it must have been hard work.
Then, when I took them home, I framed them and today they hung on the wall of my living room.
Here are some examples of brass extensions that can be made in the UK.
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