Thank you for stopping by our art gallery. Enjoy browsing through our metal embossing art and mixed media art. See if you can spot the pieces where we had combined the two art forms.
More About our Art and the Process
No matter the metal used, metal embossing art can add something extra to any item, especially mixed media art. There is a saying among metal embossing artists that if something is standing still for longer than two seconds, one can stick embossed metal to it. Enjoy browsing our art gallery.
There are a variety of metals for metal embossing art. Each metal embossing artist has their favorite metal but also embosses using some of the other metals available.
In the Esmeric Art studio, we primarily use lead-free Pewter, medium thickness, or 36 gauge. Our second choice for our metal embossing art is aluminum and color aluminum, and then Copper. The most significant difference between aluminum and color aluminum is a color-coated finish. The standard aluminum (not the ones we use in our kitchens) is silver in color on both sides. When looking at a metal embossing art piece made with silver aluminum, it can look similar to Pewter. However, the color aluminum is silver on the one side and comes in various color coatings on the opposite side. These are great for using as accents in mixed media art. Once the colored aluminum is embossed, the color is removed by sanding, exposing the silver underneath. For the most part, the silver aluminum needs to go through a blackening process to highlight the design. See if you can recognize any of these while browsing through our art gallery.
The lead-free Pewter is malleable and can stretch to various heights, making it ideal for metal embossing art. Generally, when stretch is not too far, the heigh can be “brought back,” but one cannot always fix it when stretching it too far.
Ordinarily, once the pewter design is embossed, it goes through a blackening process. There is a chemical and non-chemical procedure for the blackening process. The chemical method involved a patina and then a polishing process.
Mixed media art is all about building layers. One creates these layers using different mediums, such as paint, paper, and various other mediums. We elevate our mixed media projects by adding some of our metal embossing pieces to the mixed media.
We also create usable or functional art for today, turning heirloom art tomorrow. Our metal embossing art, as well as our mixed media art, can be customized and personalized; therefore, it is perfect for personal gifts and corporate logos, and more.