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This form of decorative relief is done with very thin sheets of metal, which can be readily purchased from most model shops. The design is pushed into the annealed metal surface in a way similar to that of embossing leather. The advantage of repousse work is that the design can be further highlighted by turning the work over and pressing the relief through from the back, as in figures & below.

Repousse panels may be applied with glue (e.g. Araldite), which provides extra support for the thin metal. Panels of repousse work may otherwise be riveted in place, though it is still a good idea to back the panel with strong glue to protect against damage. A final alternative is to soft solder the panels in place, which has a more permanent effect than gluing and is stronger.