at brænde blikplader med blæselampe så de iriserer

English translation: to burn tin plate with a blowlamp until the surface becomes iridescent

11:29 Apr 26, 2007
Danish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
Danish term or phrase: at brænde blikplader med blæselampe så de iriserer
This was something done by an artist (anyone know who? text doesn't say) but I can't find out what 'brikplader' means.
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English translation:to burn tin plate with a blowlamp until the surface becomes iridescent
Explanation:
blikplade = tin plate according to Vinterberg & Bodelsen

iron sheet or sheet metal plate according to L&H

www.ordbogen.com has all the suggestions too.

What you choose depends on your register and context.

Probably many artists have produced this effect. I've even done it myself (by accident) by leaving an empty steel saucepan on a hot electric ring!

;-)
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Christine Andersen
Denmark
Local time: 21:14
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to burn tin plate with a blowlamp until the surface becomes iridescent


Explanation:
blikplade = tin plate according to Vinterberg & Bodelsen

iron sheet or sheet metal plate according to L&H

www.ordbogen.com has all the suggestions too.

What you choose depends on your register and context.

Probably many artists have produced this effect. I've even done it myself (by accident) by leaving an empty steel saucepan on a hot electric ring!

;-)


Christine Andersen
Denmark
Local time: 21:14
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 25
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Thanks very much, that's perfect!
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