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 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.
Mer Almagroshares 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.
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.
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.