Northern Lights Silhouettes

Exotic Animal Repoussé

 

Students studied exotic animals and the process of metal tooling/embossing.  Their task was to create an image with a variety of patterns and textures, emboss it into the foil, then apply a layer of india ink which was ultimately removed in places by buffing it off with steel wool and sandpaper.  The backgrounds were meant to enhance the repousse and add interest to the piece.