Copper Repousse- by Annie O'Neil

These photos of copper reppousse were submitted by Frankie Ann O'Neill of California.

She changes the color of the copper by burning it on a hotplate, being very careful not to burn it too much by constantly moving it. She then puts her art work on the copper, scoring it very deeply with a special black pen. She then turns it upside down on a soft piece of foam and "puffs" it out to get the 3-dimensional effect. The final step is to mount it on a backing of her choice. For an extra "pop" she will sometimes mount the picture with a matting. She often uses "found frames" and will sometimes enhance one of the frames with inks. She also creates custom art work as well.

Ann has many of her pieces available for viewing and for sale at her website: