Creativity has always been one of my passions in life. How do we as artists and designers stay connected with our creative center? We always hear to think outside of the box and let your creativity soar. I'd like to think that these posts on this blog may accomplish that for some of you. By sharing my thoughts and experiences I'm sure that it will inspire me as well.
Tin Tooled Owl
Project: Over the course of the next few posts you will see me complete a project using basic tin tooling techniques using embossing, debossing and refining.I chose to tin tool an owl but you may choose any design.
Tin (gauge of your choice, note the previous posts describing tin),
stylus, drawing blending staub, texture tools (optional), coloring materials of
the design to the side of your tin that you want to be the back. Remember this
is a reverse embossing process and we will begin the design on what will become
the back.Using a stylus trace over the
design on the tin making sure to work on a magazine or your choice of
soft material that will allow your tin to stretch.The stylus will transfer the
design to the tin, this is not a painting technique and you will not need a
transfer material. Use enough pressure to transfer the design, similar to using