Historically, the many well-known icons of the Virgin Mary included hand tooled pewter and silver halos. For iconographers now have a new resource Great Book for Embossing Metal : Innovative Ideas and Templates. Painting saints with halos embellished in pewter is still a thriving art form in many countries, especially in Mexico.
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Inspired Byzantine iconographers use metal foil for embossing pewter, chasing and engraving to accent sacred art. Valentin Gomez and Mary Jane Miller’s new book Embossing Metal: Templates and Beginner Techniques for tooling metal foil pewter is an essential resource. Russian and Greek iconography employ countless elaborate design styles. We offer the book as guidance, it is a collection of icon templates for those devoted to traditional fine craftsmanship. Beautifully embellished halos have been a Byzantine iconographical legacy and tradition for centuries. This book is geared towards those of you in the iconography community interested in creating your own silver halos and metal embossing design.
INTERIOR SAMPLE PAGES
The first section of this great book for metal embossing patterns highlights easy innovative ideas and templates. We have covered an assortment of metal embossing tools, supplies and beginner techniques . Tools and metal foil sheets are all you need to create beautiful designs. Each metal embossing tools has its own character and purpose to help you press from the back to the front and flatten raised areas that get distorted. As you learn to refine the edges of your patterns, you will add a few more tools to accommodate increased skill. This book gives you a place to begin and inspires you to go further with practice. And an abundant selection of metal embossing patterns as well.
Innovative Ideas and Patterns
Mary Jane Miller is a first class teacher and Iconographer with over 25 years experience. Her collection includes more than 1,000 icons in the ancient practice of egg tempera. She speaks and consults on Byzantine style iconography in formal class settings, five day intensive silent icon painting retreats or one-on-one instruction and coaching. She has been painting/writing icons and teaching since 1995.