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Re: repousse

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Teri Sanford (terily)
Tue, 04 Aug 1998 10:32:53 -0500

What gauge of copper (or aluminum) do you use? I have used 36 gauge (I think) and it
seems so flimsy. I have some cool Mexican xmas ornaments made of hard tin that are
repoussed and colored brightly. They don't bend as easily as the ones we made. I want
something that will stand up well, but not be too hard to cut. Any ideas on suppliers?
I got mine from Dick Blick.


Hi Bunki & all,
I've done repousse with my 7th graders and they have really enjoyed it.
I've used animals as the theme and put emphasis on texture for the background.
Using a variety of tools they experiment on different textures they can produce
on tooling copper. They choose a texture that will create a background that
will be appropriate for the animal. The students get nice contrast between the
smooth puffed out animal and the textured background. We antique the
background with india ink. Sometimes there is trouble getting it to stick
(even after roughing up the surface and washing it off) but generally it does
the job. The final piece is finished with a coat of acrylic spray and mounted
on black tagboard.
As far as the Roseart supplies go--yuck. I feel the quality is poor- dry out
fast and poor color.