I self taught myself to create pieces with the "Repujado" technique. Repujado is the craft of pushing a relief three dimensional in metal to give it an embossed look. I really enjoyed doing it but it is almost 5 years that I stop working with this technique at all. Today I saw my tools and metals for "repujado" and I just wanted to play again with it.
These pieces will be transformed into necklaces very soon ;o) !!
I wish one day I can meet a wonderful Mexican artists, Rocio Heredia,whose work I have admired for a long time. She is an incredible artists and more incredible person and friend.
Do you have a technique that you have self taught yourself ? Which one is it?
It looks very much like chasing, probably is, just different language. What do you use to "hold" the metal as you work it?ReplyDelete
Hola Laura, ;o)ReplyDelete
Yes, it looks very similar to chasing but with repujado we work with very thin metal and we do not need the hammers and chasing tools. I just lay my design in the metal and use a mouse pad to emboss it and then turn the piece to a firm surface like a glass or tile to work the other side of the piece.
oh oh oh!....I have met Rocio!....she is INCREDIBLE!...and , did you know that her eyesight is far from 100%....and this amazing work! I love it too!ReplyDelete
I agree with you Kerin !!ReplyDelete
I have not been able to meet her yet but I hoipe that will happen soon. I am lucky to have been friends with her in FB and she is such a nice person.