Learn the basics of high and low relief embossing. I will take you through the process from a piece of sheet metal to the finished product. There is no drawing experience required as stencils and traceable pictures will be provided.
There will be one camera on my hands and one on my face. The classes will be kept small so that I can concentrate on everyone and answer questions. Once the workshop has been booked, I will send you a link to your live zoom.
Pewter is a pliable, radiant, silvery metal that is easy to engrave or emboss with basic hand-held tools, to create raised designs. The metal is then oxidized to create an aged appearance. The pewter will then be used to cover a notebook and a pen. Colour can be added with inks.
Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.
You will receive a craft box through the post with everything you need for this workshop.
A list of the items included are: a notebook and pen, pewter, pewter tools, a mat to work on, filling paste, patina, polish, cleaner, varnish, alcohol inks in various colours, ink cleaner, paintbrush, paper towel, tracing paper, pencil, traceable drawing, small scissors, double sided tape, plastic
You will need to wear old clothes or an apron as the inks used will stain clothing.
You will need a craft knife
Before the class, please cover your work area with the plastic ( provided)
This course is taught online
3½ hours (6:00pm to 9:30pm)
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3½ hours (6:00pm to 9:30pm)
Mel is very welcoming and personable. She is clearly very creative with a wide range of knowledge across many medias, and open to sharing her knowledge when asked. Made to feel at home (provided some nuts and hot drinks). We were given lots of guidance and step by step support alongside a wide range of examples/resources. A very simple method to pick up within minutes of Mel's explanation and trial/test piece; and then the rest of the session to be creative and make it your own.
You take a wooden box, colour the clasp and hinges, and remove the corners in prep and paint it whatever colour you like. Then you draw out your design and begin embossing on the pewter sheet. You also use a pattern for the surround on a separate piece of pewter. Then we treated/coloured the pewter and then cleaned it to your required shine. Finally sticking the pewter bits to the box.
We also got a tour of the building while we were waiting for the pewter to be treated, which was lovely to see all the creativity. A wonderful day. Would recommend.