Learning more about Painting Enamels

Let’s jump in and learn more on a fabulous technique “Painting Enamels”

A student called for some help to learn more about painting enamels. And it seemed that I had never shared much on the technique.

Thompson’s Enamel Painting Kit

Thompson’s Enamel Painting Kit Test Plate







Check out the Sunshine Enamels as they are very bright.

Painting Enamels by Sunshine Enamels

Now let’s use these in our enameling projects. Shirley has a project request from a customer for a dog portrait and I think the painting enamels is a great possibility. She mentioned making the hair and sent a beautiful drawing she made.With helping her visualize the hair and how to create  them I referred  her to my jewel I made for Andre 3000 shown here.

Gillie Byrom’s Book Technique of Painting in Enamels

Gillie Byrom’s Book Painting in Enamels


Gillie Byrom Book new for us on the Technique of Painting in Enamels. This is not a style of enameling I use often but I always love to learn anything new about enameling.  And I highly recommend this one! Check it out.

Here she has shared a beautiful painting enamels color chart to give you an idea of all the color you can create with these enamels.


And next one page that caught my attention is how she transfers her image to the enamel. There are many ways to transfer your designs and this one is very helpful and one you need to try.

Enameling to me it truly an amazing art with so many varieties and techniques. Visit Gillie here. And let me know what you think.




Painting Enamels

Mer Almagro’s Video of Grisailla Enameling

Mer Almagro’s Video of Grisailla Enameling

Mer Almagro shares two Videos of the Enameling Technique of Grisalla with Opal Enamels.

Enjoy a clip from Mer Almagro’s video The Enameling Technique of Grisalla Opal, where Mer gives you a unique tutorial. I have seen Grisaille used with white opaque enamels over black opaque but her application using opals is just beautiful. After 30 years of enameling, you would think I  had seen all the techniques. This is definitely a technique I will be using, I can see it helping me in my ocean scenes as well as in my animals. Her work is not only beautiful but also shows any enamelist a very delicate approach to shading your enamels.

Below is a link to purchase her video.




A little more infomation on Grisalla


Graphite on Enamel, How to use.

Graphite on Enamel, How to use.

As Lisa Bialac-Jehle puts it “Simple”  How to use Graphite on Enamel

Graphite on Enamel

Lisa Bialac-Jehle

How to use graphite on enamel?

  • Counter enamel on copper: Fire
    • White or other light enamel: Fire
    • Lightly etch the surface with glass etching cream. I use Etch-All For around 10 minutes. (Follow container instructions for use.)
  • Rinse off Etchant. Dry.
    • Draw on the etched surface with graphite: Fire
    BTW: If you don’t like the finished results? Etch-All will etch the graphite off easily.”

PS: I tend to use whatever random mechanical pencil or sharpened pencil I have laying around. 😉

Love these jewels and such a nice simple effect of using graphite on enamels. Thank you, Lisa, for sharing!

A link to more of Lisa’s work.  https://www.facebook.com/ByzantiaJewelry/



Settings of Enamel Jewels with Larissa

Settings of Enamel Jewels with Larissa

Unique Jewelry, Limoges Miniature Painted Enamels by Larissa Porgoretz uses the setting of enamels from the back. Here I have shared Larissa’s amazing work from my enamel jewel collection  Her painting enamel technique is one of a kind.

Techniques of painting enamels

Setting of Painting Enamel Jewels

Her choice to set from the back allows her to create beautiful metalwork on the front of the jewel. One of her trademarks.

Setting of Painting Enamel Jewels


And more on setting enamels https://alohilanidesigns.com/setting-cloisonne-enamels/