In this step-by-step tutorial you will learn how to make your own painting enamels and how to use them, along with acrylic enamels, to create more refined designs utilizing the sgraffito technique. Acrylic enamel, used in this way, offers you the ability to create imagery with finer line detail than with liquid porcelain enamels. With the addition of painting enamels, your designs will have more depth and luminosity. These techniques can be combined with other surface design techniques like silk screening to create intricate paintings on enamel jewelry and other enameled surfaces.
This tutorial contains a comprehensive list of all the tools and supplies you will need to create dynamic patterns similar to the ones shown.
Note: You must have basic enameling skills for this tutorial to be of help to you.
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This is a pretty straight forward, easy to use tutorial. If you don't understand something, please don't hesitate to email or convo me. My email is in the tutorial. I am more than happy to help you figure out anything that may not be clear. We all learn in different ways...
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great instructions, adds to my enameling repetoire
Jul 4, 2018 by ruth hill radcliffe
What a great tutorial! I have bought several tutorials from this shop and am ALWAYS happy with them. Always clear instructions and great pictures. Very easy to follow and yields beautiful results. I am so happy I found this shop! Thank you.
May 1, 2018 by Mona Ledwin
Great tutorial and helpful shop owner. Thanks!
Apr 26, 2018 by lmoir2
Nice tutorial. Haven't used it yet but excited to try it!
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QUALITY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP Each piece is handmade by me with care and attention to detail. Whether you are purchasing jewelry for yourself or to give, you are investing in something that is meant to be loved & cherished for a long time.
PROCESS AND MATERIALS Metal Clay: Metal clay is metal that has been pulverized into microscopic size particles. They are mixed with cellulose and water to a clay-like consistency. This material is worked like clay, dried and sanded. Once the finish work has been complete, it is fired in a kiln at a high enough temperature to burn out the cellulose binder. Once the binder burns out, the metal particles start moving closer together in a process called sintering. Once sintered, the final object is 18-28% smaller. It is a solid metal. There are no traces of binder in the final product. I primarily work with fine silver (99.9% silver), but occasionally use sterling silver (92.5% silver), bronze, steel and copper clays.
Sheet Metal: All of the items that are formed from copper, brass, silver or nickel sheet are hand cut and formed.
Etched Metal: All of the etched metal in my shop is either copper, brass, or bronze. I utilize a chemical free etching process called electrolytic etching. It uses electricity and a salt water solution to remove metal particles to create the final design. It is a fairly simple process that requires no acid, which is far friendlier to the environment.
Enamel: All of my enamel pieces are made with ground glass. I sift varying grades of ground glass onto metal and fire it in a kiln to melt the glass and fuse it to the metal base. Most pieces are enameled on both the front and back sides. This is important because of expansion and contraction of both the metal and the glass. Only items that are of a significant thickness are enameled on the front surface only (Champleve) and it will be noted in the listing.