H I S TO RY O F M E TA L EMBOSSING Metal embossing has been around for centuries particularly in Europe The process is called repujado in Spanish or repousse in French. The embossing is used for decorative elements for wooden boxes,frames and even candles. A patina is applied to the embossed design to given the piece an oldworld look. From Metal Embossing Workshop by Magdalena S. Muldoon
Madonna and Child Icon is a popular image used in metal embossing
TOOLS Stylus- wooden or paper Metal Tooling foil Soft surface for relief elements Filler paste Speedball printing ink- Black Steel Wool
ADDING PATINA First fill the back of the metal work with the filler paste Wipe off the excess with a paper towel and allow to dry Brush on the ink over the front surface Rub off excess with steel wool and allow to dry.
AT TAC H T O WO O D E N O B J E C T Using wood glue attach the metal tooling to the wooden objectusing wood glue.