Beginner's Guide to Enamelling (Paperback)
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Short Description for Beginner's Guide to Enamelling Dorothy Cockrell encourages readers to enjoy the delights of enamelling - the art of decorating metal with a layer of coloured translucent or opaque glass. She offers step-by-step photographs and instructions and guides the reader through all the different techniques.
- Published: 30 December 2004
- Format: Paperback 64 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781903975619 ISBN 10: 1903975611
- Sales rank: 76,042
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Full description for Beginner's Guide to Enamelling
Dorothy Cockrell encourages readers to enjoy the delights of this exciting and gratifying craft. Offering easy step-by-step photographs and instructions, she guides the reader through all the different techniques, illustrating how beautiful and unusual effects can be achieved once the basic principles have been learnt. She discusses how to prepare the metal, choosing and mixing colours and firing methods. More advanced techniques are also included: stencilling, drawing on enamel, sgrafitto, using rubber stamps, working with gold and silver leaf, and more. You can make jewellery, decorate boxes, create pictures, embellish bowls and produce many unique designs. The vibrant colours and wonderful textures will make you want to experiment and develop your own projects. Packed with stimulating and innovative ideas, this book will appeal to beginners who want to start a fascinating new craft, and it will also inspire anyone interested in the art of enamelling.