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BOULLE MARQUETRY WITH BRASS, PEWTER AND FAUX TORTOISE SHELL - a beginners approach #4: Engraving the panels

04-18-2017 04:27 AM by madburg | 7 comments »

ENGRAVINGENGRAVING ON BOULLE Welcome to part 4. The content of the previous blogs in this series will be familiar to many of you already doing marquetry. Though I guess my use of epoxy glue, and the issues related to the significantly different thickness of the materials might be new. They were for me, however the biggest new aspect of this whole Boulle marquetry project was the engraving. Having used brass, pewter and tortoise shell in my panel designs they were further enhanced by engraving. In some ways it is similar to the sand shading done on ‘painting in wood’, though with engraving, the shading is done with fine lines. However, as well as shading the cut out m...

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