New at Jackson’s
Metal Foil Embossing & Tooling
Metal embossing / tooling is traditionally done by pushing into the foil from the reverse (with a soft but resistant material behind the foil) and then turning it over and viewing it as a raised design on the front. The high-density felt in the sets we stock is used behind to allow the metal foil to be modelled. We now stock the tools, two kinds of foils, and two kits used in this art form.
Metal Foil Sheets for Embossing and Tooling
Thin sheets of copper anodized aluminium or pure copper (a medium-heavy foil, 6-7 times thicker than household foil) are a traditional thin sheet metal for tooling and embossing. This pure, soft metal takes high detail from tools, easily cuts with a scissors & can be drawn on, embossed or stamped to create raised designs. This great malleability allows you to easily get bas-relief depictions using the repoussage techniques of embossing and engraving. The sheets are 10x15cm (one side copper / one side silver). The copper/aluminium sheets come in sizes 10x15cm, 15x30cm, 30x30cm. The pure copper sheets come in sizes: 10x15cm, 20x30cm, 30x40cm.
Metal Foil Embossing and Engraving Tools
The pointed and blunt stylus are for drawing, the flat spatulas are for flattening and the curved tool ends are for raising metal.
Metal Foil Embossing and Tooling Sets
We stock two sets. Set MCW115 : Plastic case containing everything you need to model copper foil. Contents: 4 embossing tools, 12 sheets of copper anodized aluminum foil 10x15cm (one side copper / one side silver), 1 piece of high-density felt 10x15cm, and instruction leaflet.
We also do a few other new things from the CWR brand including brayers, scrapers, palettes, modeling tools and empty jars.
Click on the underlined links above or the images to go to the foil embossing department on the Jackson’s Art website.