A leaf is a leaf

Blacksmithing | Repousse & Chasing
A leaf is a leaf

SteelyJan's picture

That is Quite beautiful!!!

Hi Grizz!
What a beautiful piece and I love the way you bordered it . A wonderful blend of styles. Love it! janet R.


peggy's picture

Hi Grizz, This piece is

Hi Grizz,

This piece is really beautiful. What are the dimensions and what kind of metal is the frame made of?

Peggy


peggy's picture

Hi Grizz, This piece is

Hi Grizz,

This piece is really beautiful. What are the dimensions and what kind of metal is the frame made of?

Peggy


Paula's picture

!!

WOW!

Paula
Guthrie, MN


R L Sidebottom's picture

Killer piece Grizz 2 Thumbs

Killer piece Grizz

2 Thumbs Up

Rick Sidebottom
Metal Artist
www.spider-webdesign.net
www.ironsidewelding.com


eligius1427's picture

Really nice work Grizz, the

Really nice work Grizz, the colors, textures, and composition are all great. I especially like the background texture, how was that accomplished? Is the stand attached to the piece? I'm also as curious as everyone else about it's size.

Jake


grizz's picture

Thank you

Thank you for the comments

The Copper repousse' is 8 1/2" x 11" and is finished with 3 coats of liver of sulfer and burnished in between coats with steel wool and waxed.

The frame is mild steel. The Corners are 3" x 3" x 1/2" and the main part is 1/4" x 2 1/2", wire brushed with a clear coat.

And the stand is something I put together a couple years ago and no it's not attached to the piece.

"GRIZZ"
www.grizzlyiron.com


Fred Zweig's picture

Fine work

Hey Grizz,

Mighty fine work there. Like the frame as well. Nice clean job on the patina and great relief.

Fred

Fred Zweig
Metalsmith


grizz's picture

Thanks Fred, I'm hoping I'll

Thanks Fred, I'm hoping I'll be able to come down in March to your class.

"GRIZZ"


R L Sidebottom's picture

Grizz, I'm hoping we can

Grizz,

I'm hoping we can fill this class so you can come by in late March.

Rick Sidebottom
Metal Artist
www.spider-webdesign.net
www.ironsidewelding.com


Paula's picture

did you use pitch for the

did you use pitch for the backing? and if you did, did you make your own or buy it?

Paula
Guthrie, MN


grizz's picture

Pitch

Paula, I use Red German Pitch, it always works well for me, I've tried the black pitch, never again, and I have used plastiline but it doesn't work as good for me.

"GRIZZ"


NELSON's picture

Simply excellent GRIZZ. I

Simply excellent GRIZZ. I don`t know if you ever mentioned the place that piece was made for. A restaurant, a house?
Wherever, it`s nice! Nelson.


Paula's picture

the red german pitch is more

the red german pitch is more spendy... why don't u like the black pitch or the plastiline? been looking into purchasing some sort of pitch so would like to know your opinion...
Paula
Guthrie, MN


grizz's picture

The Black pitch is messy,

The Black pitch is messy, gets all over everything, my hammer was covered in it after a class last summer, also we had mega problems with the way it held our work, Not good at all at least for the type of work I do.
The plastiline is OK for small touchups but again it doesn't hold the work to do large pieces.
The there is the green northwest pitch, I haven't tried it but am looking forward to getting some I've heard good reviews about it.
The Red German I've used for almost 3 yrs and never had a problem, so thats where I'm at.
Sometime $$ cannot make up you mind when tools are involved."

GRIZZ"


visitor's picture

Wondering what to use

I am looking for something not to messy, to just do small jewelry pieces in. I see you don't like the plastiline for large jobs.

How does it act for smaller pieces that you still want good detail and definition on? does it work well for that?

Thanks in advance

Darlene