One of the things that I really enjoy making is illuminated crests. While in the past I’ve always done crests (or sometimes called arms or escutcheons) using ink on acid free paper I have recently started to try these out of metal.Using metal requires a special skill to make the crest work properly. There are often different colours on crests and rendering these in metal is quite often difficult. Therefore the crests sometimes have to be creatively made. This can be done using different metals to simulate similar colours. I tend to use copper, silver, bronze, and sometimes steel.
There is also the alternative of creating such a crest in a large rectangular shadow box that includes both a metal crest and a hand illuminated colour crest on acid proof heavy weight paper complete with the heraldic description of the crest. This would definitely be something to show off!