Judi + Chong Lim of Island Designs
We emboss Chong’s designs in paper and copper. Chong carves his designs in reverse into 1/4″ brass or magnesium embossing plates. Fiberglass is cast into the plates to make a counter image. Both finished plate and counter are attached to the press opposite each other. Paper or copper is pressed between plate and counter to produce raised image on the material. Color is added to paper with water color, colored pencil, brush marker, pastel and roll leaf. Color is added to copper using patina and flame painting.