Sunday, March 13, 2011

simple dry sifting project

 i have long contemplated how to add color to my metal pieces, and have tried heat patinas and colored pencil.  both were fun, but not satisfying, somehow.  lately i've been experimenting with glass enamel, and have become very excited about the results.  here are some of my discoveries:  bronze is dificult to enamel, but not impossible.  copper and silver work better.   the last demo in this blog was done in a bronze piece.  also, sifting is easier than wet packing, and i have found i can imbed small pieces in clear enamel.  here is another simple demo on applying enamel, this time with a tiny sifter.