The art of embossing: Beautiful yet simple!

The art of embossing: Beautiful yet simple!

The art of embossing: Beautiful yet simple!
Did you knew that a
pencil can be a tool use to create a beautiful embossing design? Beautiful yet
simple, the art of embossing has been a popular folk art
expression since the middle ages. This simple art form is an elegant way to change the nature of the media
adding multidimensional effect.
The metal embossing
technique, called repujado in Spanish, arrived in Mexico
during Spanish colonization. At that time churches were lit with candles and
the smoke from candles damaged the sacred images painted on canvas, thus the
change to using images painted on metal. Eventually the technique was used for
decorative popular arts, not just for religious art. Mexican and South American
artisans have used copper and tin for centuries to produce jewelry and ornamental
works. 
The repujado workshop
at Milagro on Oct 20th and 22nd will be a great way to learn a new technique,
and why not, get some of your Christmas presents done! Register
today! Classes are only one payment of $15 and include materials. Call or
e-mail estela@mialgro.org or
503-236-7253 to reserve your space.
Sources: 
-News Paper Tree http://bit.ly/1nTMoWm
– www.whatisembossing.com/