Am in the process of trying to reproduce a rather large (14" x 10")
brass repousee plate dating from the 18th century. I have produced
a plastic steel (Devcon) negative (concave) mold of the plate, and
would like to try hammering .005 brass into it. I have little
experience with repousee, and none at all using a mold in this way.
In order to ensure picking up fine details, what would those with
experience suggest as a tool? Something tipped with neoprene,
perhaps, to force the metal into the finer grooves?
Any/all advice gratefully accepted.