Tuesday, May 6, 2008

338. Embossed Skull

Embossed Copper Sheet and Acrylic (9in x 11in [23cm x 28cm]). Thanks to my friend Jude who reminded me of this technique the other day. I had actually made a piece this way when I was in middle school: an image of an exploding volcano with a mirror in the lava! Sadly I believe it's long gone.

8 comments:

Melissa said...

That is super awesome! What is this technique called? Do you know of a link explaining it?

By the way, I recently stumbled onto your blog, and I'm loving it every day. Thanks!

Melissa

alumiere said...

this one is one of my favorites so far...

any chance of a print based on this one?

Tatman said...

This is what you find on the front of treasure chests. Yaaar!

Chris Z. said...

Wow! That is a neat technique. I have a large sheet of copper but I'm planning on using it for welding since it's 1/8", either that or it will be my retirement fund...

Keltie said...

Oh, embossing! So much fun. You're always so good at every technique you put your hand to.

Mim said...

You mean your parents didn't KEEP that awesome project!!??

Another Limited Rebellion said...

Melissa: The technique is just called embossing as far as I know. They sell kits at most craft store, but really you just need a thin sheet of metal and a stylus of some sort to work on it with. Here's one explanation of the technique I found.

MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

I'm with tatman. I sawr it and immediately thought, Arrrrgh, that's a purty piece o' eight thar.

Seriously. Pirates? Skulls? Can I be more in love?!?!!!