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Chasing and Repousse is the art of shaping metal into dimensional shapes with small chisels with a wide range of working end designs. The twisted ends of the tools are hit with a chasing hammer, while the working ends are held in position with the holding hand.
The sheet metal is usually held in pitch as chasing tools strike the metal. The metal is pushed down and forms or designs will emerge as the process continues. Chasing usually refers to the metal being worked from the top side while the term repousse indicated the metal is worked from both sides.
The texture tools are used to texture the background within a chased piece to give the design depth. The TX-1 sharp tool imparts a frosted finish. The more rounded TX-2 will generate a delicate pebble effect.
TX-1 Texturing Repousse
TX-2 Texturing Repousse