Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Love Trees

Some years ago, while I was in our booth at  CHA I met artist Landis Lundquist. I showed him the main 1,2,3 of  "Repujado" (metal embossing) and he not only loved it, but he eventually became an expert.
I used one of his designs, "Love Trees", to do this project in Pewter
I used the "Screw and Cup" stamping tool in the corners. The burnished look in the frame was done with the Fiber Glass Tool (though you can get a similar look with the Brass Brush). The row of dots was done with the Big Wheel.

5 comments:

  1. Oh my Magdalina!!! This is fabulous!! I want to be an expert too!!! Im working on it!! Keep the posts coming!! Love the inspiration.?

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  2. I am very happy you have decided to do this blog. It is very inspiring to see your work and to know what tools you use for the different patterns, etc. I never thought of using my fiberglass brush for the background!

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  3. Magdalena, I love this piece! It's beautiful! How do you get the puffed-up places to stand up so precisely from the background and how do you manage to brush ALL OVER, even in the corners, and up close to the design? I know how to refine a puffed line, but whenever I see your pieces the work is done with such skill! Better than what I've seen in other places. What is your secret?!!? I hope you will someday give a workshop in Northern CA. I would surely like to meet and work with you. srarback

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  4. Dear S: thank you for your kind words. I guess the only "secret" is practice, practice, practice.... I also tell my students all the time that oulining or cleaning around the embossed parts is one of the MOST important things to get a well defined and professional looking project. I'm convinced that if you master the techniques then you can create whatever you want with the metal. If you don't learn a technique well you are limited to do very basic projects.

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  5. Your work is beautiful! I would like to be able to create my own embossing sheets to use in card making. Is this possible? How would I go about it?

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