Embossing is the art of creating an artwork on a metal sheet. You get an embossing metal sheet in any art shop. The sheet is not very thick, but it is thicker than an aluminum foil. It should be thick enough that it doesn’t make holes in it when you jab it with a blunt pointed object.
The materials you will need for embossing are these –
* Metal embossing aluminum sheet
* Embossing Tools
* Ball pointed pen
* Trace of the design
* Blanket or cushion
* Golden anti rust liquid / anti-rust paint
* Glue and Brush
You’ll get embossing tools and the paint in any art shop.
You’ll also need a blunt pointed object, such as a star shaped screwdriver, or an old ball pen (with no ink in it). This is used to create punches on the sheet to give an outline of the picture on it, without creating any holes in the sheet.
Stick the trace of the design to the four corners of the aluminum sheet. Applying force draw over the trace so that the impression of the design comes out on the metal sheet prominently. Put dots around the design with the ball pen using force. This dots around the embossed figure will make the art look more attractive.
Applying golden anti rust on the background Keep a blanket or cushion on the table and place the reverse side of the picture on it and emboss the picture by pressing hard with the embossing tool. When it is turned the on the right side, figures will be slightly projecting (embossed).After embossing pour tar in the other side and let it dry. This is done so that the image stays embossed. Now paint the out lines of the pictures with black colour. Colour the background of the picture with golden anti rust. Take some cotton and keep it inside a piece of cotton cloth and tie it. This can be used to dip the golden rust and applied on the background thickly so that the background will have a dark appearance. To give lighter shade, mix little kerosene to the golden anti rust and apply it on the back ground as shown in the final picture.
Many tools are shown in the picture. We can select the tool depending upon the design which we want to do.