Stamping – the labor-consuming and a little forgotten creativity

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The relative and option of art forging of metal is stamping. This equipment of work with metal is used for production on a surface of an iron leaf of the image or an inscription by a method of knocking-out of a relief. Received application for creation and dressing of ware, works of art, jewelry and, of course, coins.

Stamping - the labor-consuming and a little forgotten creativity
Need of introduction of physical force and at the same time jeweler accuracy of struck blows, caused a very narrow range of applied metals and small width of a leaf. It is copper, brass, aluminum, myagenky steel, roofing iron, silver and gold. Thickness of a leaf from 0,2 to 1,5 mm. The greatest distribution in stamping was received by copper as it not only only myagenky and appeasable, but also changes the colors is dependent on a type of processing. In due time my brother, having been fond of this type of decorative creativity, decorated our house with specifically copper stampings.

Work with metal rather trudozatratny, asks patience, art taste, abilities of possession of tools and a rigid hand. First it is necessary to draw future stamping, then to mold it from clay or plasticine, later to mark and раскроить an iron leaf, насмалить a plate and to transfer to it a sketch, to carry out a drift, to grind and polish a surface, to process it reactants. It is the whole technological process with introduction not only only special tools – чеканов and hammers and chemical acids. Skilled processing of a surface will give to metal unusual colors and will keep it from corrosion.

Stamping - the labor-consuming and a little forgotten creativity
Stamping - the labor-consuming and a little forgotten creativity
The abundance of a choice of plots is limited only to skill of the chaser and the size of a leaf. On metal beat out portraits, scenes from literary works, pictures of recognizable painters. Images quite often put on metal have the deepest sense and symbolical value because at each subject is assigned a part to it. For example, a candle – heat of soul, an owl – wisdom. There are stampings more everyday, but more unique. As this, exclusive in own sort, number of the apartment or ridiculous designation of a toilet room.