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Re: tooling foil for texture (repousse)


From: Judy Nagel (jdnag_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Oct 03 2002 - 07:32:02 PDT

tooling foil for texture (repousse)FYI Tooling foil is found on page 513 in the Sax catalog.
Judy Nagel
Sax Arts & Crafts
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  From: Bunki Kramer
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  Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002 9:02 AM
  Subject: tooling foil for texture (repousse)

  from: Bunki Kramer (
  Los Cerros Middle School
  968 Blemer Road Danville, CA 94526

    From: "artlady1" <>
    Would we be able to use tin foil in place of tooling foil?

    Tin foil will not hold your texture lines like tooling foil will. We took a
    long time discussing different kinds of texture involving both lines and
    shapes. After they drew the lines on the foil we then took time to
    embossing in some areas of the design. Embossing really makes the texture
    pop, both to the touch and to the eye. I wouldn't recommend substituting
    tin foil for the tooling foil. The tooling foil also gives you some options
    with color...copper, silver and gold. It may even come in more colors but
    those are the ones we've used over the years. Teresa

    Repousse foil...which is what you probably want to better used on 28 gauge foil. You can find "decorator foil" in either the NASCO or SAX catalog at a fairly decent price. You're best bet would be to order in the 5-color pack for around $25 for a whole bunch.

    If you're more serious about good foil, go with the 26 gauge. It's heavier, keeps a better indention, and you can STILL cut it on a paper cutter. This gauge size usually comes in silver, gold, or copper. You can check out our foil masks on our site....Toodles...Bunki