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Royal Repose, a hand embossed anatomical repoussé metal framed artwork, created from sheet pewter.

I've been experimenting with decorative mats and glass etching lately. A crowned skeleton surrounded by twisting roses is placed under a charcoal coffin-shaped mat, set under an etched glass pane with a curling rose design down each side. There's a tiny gem set into the crown of the skeleton, it's polished up to a bright finish and framed in an ornate black wooden frame.

It is difficult to take good shots of glass-framed pieces from all angles without reflections. As the etched design is on the outermost surface of the glass pane, it creates a slightly 3D effect – the design is raised up from the background and casts a faint shadow on the underlying mat, and it's more visible in some angles than others, so variously angled shots will give you a good idea of the effect of the finished piece.

Approximate sizes:
Frame: 20.5cm x 15.5cm x 2cm / 8" x 6" x .8"
Embossed panel: 14.5cm x 5.5cm /5.7" x 2.2"

All pieces ship ready to hang (unless otherwise noted), with either a D-Ring screwed into the backing or for larger pieces, two D-Rings and hanging wire. I try to take photos of my pieces from several different angles to show the way the light interacts with the metal surface and paint, and the three-dimensional embossed shapes and textures (any props/easels in the photographs are for display only and are not included in the listing).

This item will be shipped to you with a signature on delivery to Australian locations, which takes approx 3-4 working days, or Pack and Track International to International locations which takes approx 7-10 working days*. After I have posted the item, I will send you the tracking number.
* Please note some countries do not offer internal tracking. If you are ordering from one of these countries, I can most likely ship the item to you with a signature on delivery or Registered International – I will send you a convo to confirm the method before I ship.
I do ship worldwide wherever possible though I have not included shipping costs for all countries – if a shipping cost for your country is not listed, please contact me and I will give you a quote.

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A CURIOUS ELIXIR : AN ALCHEMICAL TRANSFORMATION OF PEWTER INTO UNIQUE ARTWORKS

Using a metal tooling technique known as repoussé, I emboss each piece by hand in my Melbourne studio. After pressing the design into the pewter sheet, the surface is etched, bumped, scratched, marked, doused with a dark patinating solution and then polished back to give it a tarnished, aged look, leaving the metal surface stained with tones of blacks, browns, blues, golds and silvers - this process is wonderfully unpredictable, so every piece is completely unique. The piece is then finished with gems, glass paint, enamels, iridescent pigments and sometimes patterned origami papers or vintage engraving imagery. Each wall piece is sealed with several layers of crystalline wax to protect the surface, mounted on mdf panel and framed up ready to hang.

I may sometimes reuse patterns though I never use a stamp or machine embosser to create my artworks – every piece of metal art in this shop is handmade and one of a kind.

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Please contact me if you are interested in a custom order. I combine shipping for multiple purchases. If your location is not listed in the shipping costs area, please contact me and I can give you a shipping estimate.

Royal Repose : hand embossed anatomical repoussé metal wall art

$142.36

Only 1 available


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: pewter, metal, sheet metal, patina, wax, wood, mdf, gem, glass, card mat
  • Ships from Australia to select countries.
  • Feedback: 24 reviews
  • Favorited by: 23 people