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Basic Process

TRACE:

Trace the picture onto a sheet of Pewter

 
MOLD WITH TOOLS

Once you have traced the design onto the pewter, you work the design by raising, texturing and defining areas with various tools and an array of techniques. You push out from the back and counter act the stretching process by neatening and flattening the surrounded raised areas from the front. You continue this process until you are satisfied with the detail and the height of the raised areas

 
FILL WITH WAX

Once you are happy with your work the concave areas on the back are filled with warm beeswax to retain the raised shape

 
PATINA

The front of the work is then covered with Patina and will instantly go almost black

 
POLISH

Polish is then applied and the metal is polished to your satisfaction emphasising raised areas and leaving convex areas dark, to create more depth and contrast.You then buff with clean cotton wool.

 
VARNISH

Once this process is complete the item is to be covered with a thin layer of varnish to protect the shine

 
CUT & FOLD

Once the varnish is dry you can trim and fold to neaten the piece.

 
FINISHED

Your finished item can then be glued onto a book, candle, glass, wood or framed. No two pieces are ever identical and therefore a unique piece of art is created by means of a relaxing and therapeutic craft