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Copy of LHS Repousse
Transcript of Copy of LHS Repousse
Repousse is a metalworking technique in which malleable metal is shaped by hammering from the reverse side.
Chasing is the opposite technique to repousse, and the two are used in conjunction to create a finished piece.
The word repousse is French and means "pushed up"
While repousse is used to work on the reverse of the metal to form a raised design on front, chasing is used to define the design on the front of the work by sinking the metal.
The Statue of Liberty was created using the repousse technique. Giant wooden structures were used to shape each piece during the hammering process.
The techniques of repousse and chasing utilize the plastic quality of metal. The metal is slowly stretched in small sections over time.
Direct contact of the tools on metal is usually visible in the end result creating its distinctive quality.
This quality is known as a metal's malleability: being able to be shaped and bent: capable of being extended or shaped by hammering or by pressure from rollers.
Types of Metal used: bronze, Silver and
Copper. Silver will be used for
your sampler, while copper will
be used for your final composition
Tools used for Repousse: Hammer, punch, awl
HOWEVER!!! Any type of material can be used from pencils, toothpicks, clay modelers. You name it!
Antiquing your metal-
Copper has the ability to be oxidized
by liver of sulfur. This will help to pull
detail and provide contrast from high
to low relief
Repousse..What is it?