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Messenger Bat, a hand embossed repoussé metal framed artwork, created from sheet pewter.

I love the curving shapes of bat wings, and lately I have been embossing banners a lot so I had to combine them in one piece. This little bat is a kind of messenger, carrying his tangled letter. Polished to a bright shine and set in a simple black wooden frame.

Approximate sizes:
Frame: 15.5cm x 20.5cm x 3cm / 6" x 8" x 1.2"
Embossed panel: 11.7cm x 16.7cm / 4.6" x 6.6"

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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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.

Messenger Bat : hand embossed repoussé metal wall art


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