Art of Enameling Techniques, Projects, Inspiration

ISBN-10: 157990954X

ISBN-13: 9781579909543

Edition: 2012

Authors: Linda Darty

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With this lavish introduction to the centuries-old art of enameling, even beginners can effortlessly create imaginative designs. Written with clarity and passion by a leader in the field, it covers all the popular techniques, the fundamentals of setting up a studio, and 14 fabulous projects. The various styles range from traditional cloisonné, champlevé, and plique-à-jour to experimental techniques such as firing enamel onto mesh forms. Even more creative possibilities await in the firing: use copper oxide to create cool color variations or try raku firing for unique effects. All the well-photographed projects, from a vibrantly toned flower ring to an elegant set of buttons with a delicate leaf pattern, encourage novices to use their skills and imagination. nbsp; nbsp;
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Lark Books
Publication date: 8/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Introduction
Enameling Fundamentals
Enamel & Enameling
Enameling Materials
Setting Up an Enameling Studio
Base Metals for Enameling
Solders to Use with Enameling
Cleaning & Preparing Metal
Preparing Enamel
Applying Enamel
Firing Enamel
Cleaning Metal & Enameled Surfaces Between Firings
Removing & Grinding Enamel
Making Color Tests
Working with Enamel Colors
Finishing Enamels
Setting Enamels
Enameling Techniques
Sifting Techniques
Basse Taille
Fine Silver Foil & Fine Gold Foil
Painting Techniques
Liquid Enamel Techniques
Cloisonne
Champleve
Plique-a-Jour
Additional Techniques
Projects
Stencil & Sgraffito Sifted Earrings
Sugar-Fired Necklace
Layered Ring
Etched & Enameled Brooch
Painted Buttons
Liquid Enamel Pendant
Fold-Formed Bowl
Cloisonne Brooch
Champleve Spoon
Champleve Brooch
Plique-a-Jour Earrings
Enamel & Encaustic Assemblage
Metal Gauge and Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Contributing Artists
Notes about Suppliers
Index
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