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Created for You Mixed Media and Pewter Art

Create Pewter Art by using three basic techniques: high relief, embossing, and engraving or mark-making using basic supplies, for example, a mat set and stylus. Pewter Art Embossing is also known as Metal Embossing (North Americas), Repujado en Lamina (Spanish), or Repoussé (French); therefore, our Created for You art can be named any of the above.
Modern-day pewter art explores the decorative molding of pewter and colored aluminum foil, copper, and, more recently, thick metal tape. In addition to the metals, one will need some other essential supplies to start.
Pewter is a malleable metal alloy consisting mainly of tin, adding copper and antimony for the most part to strengthen and harden it. By the way, all the metal supplies used in the Esmeric Art Studio are lead-free.
One can create 2-Dimensional or even 3-Dimensional designs using the high relief technique. Volume is added by working from the back of the pewter or metal and molding or stretching the metal with handheld tools; however, one can also achieve high relief or volume by working primarily on the front of the metal, using a different technique.
Creating designs using basic supplies, first working on the back of the metal, on a soft surface, then on a hard surface, working on the front of the metal to flatten and refine on both sides of the raised line, is known as embossing.
Details can be added to any design, especially to backgrounds, by using engraving or mark-making, in this case, mostly done on the front of the metal and a hard surface.
Esmeric Art uses all these techniques in their art; however, some art pieces might only have one or two techniques.

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