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anyone tried enameling?

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layla Fri 20-May-05 14:44:31

Hi,just been watching create and craft and noticed an enameling set on there and eversince I saw some enamelled cards in a shop I'd love to have a go has anyone tried it before?

Carolinett Fri 20-May-05 15:13:25

No I haven't but I'd really like to know more.
I think triple embossing can look like enameling sometimes, according to what background you use.

layla Fri 20-May-05 16:02:03

Hi Carolinett,I just wish it was my birthday as the whole thing with the enamels is going to cost 30 something pounds.The cards were so pretty they had done little pictures of flowers,hearts and butterflies and it looks like a piece of jewellery.Just put simply on the front of a card.
The enamelling stove was like a burner with candles underneath and that's what you use to melt the enamel.That was about £18.Then the powders were anout £13 in lovely colours.I presume you could use copper foil sheets to do the enamelling on or they suggested doing it on mountboard.You could also buy metal shapes too to enamel on.

Carolinett Fri 20-May-05 17:19:19

You said create & craft channel 664 (sad aren't I) can you remember the name of show then I can search and record or watch it. Did you know they do a craft show on 636 and Dawn bibby is on 630 every Tuesday at 14.00 (now thats really sad)

Carolinett Fri 20-May-05 17:20:04

Just thought I go into the create & craft website

Carolinett Fri 20-May-05 17:36:16

Found it. I think I'd have to see it demonstrated

layla Fri 20-May-05 17:47:58

Have you found it Carolinett?I can't remember the name of the sho but Alan was doing it.Can you do a product search.I'll have a look in a mo.I didn't know about 636 will have to try that one.We've had sky for a few months now so while I was waiting for our kitchen floor to be fitted I just had to watch create and craft and there it was about 1.30 if that helps at all.

layla Fri 20-May-05 17:52:05

Found it!Just looked at the tv schedule and it was called endless enamelling.

Carolinett Fri 20-May-05 17:59:44

Great I'm going to look now,I'll set the sky for record. Just going to have my dinner be back later not doubt, if we don't have visitors.

Carolinett Fri 20-May-05 18:12:45

Got it, 21.00hrs this Saturday night I' set the sky to record. Right now I'm starving so I'm off to the trough.

Carolinett Sun 22-May-05 09:47:02

Layla have you got a sizzix machine?

Carolinett Sun 22-May-05 09:52:01

and a heat gun

layla Sun 22-May-05 12:01:46

No not a sixxix machine but I've got a heat gun,why?

Carolinett Sun 22-May-05 13:28:08

I watch the enameling this morning and this is just my opinion please don't let me put you of and this is only because I have a sizzix.

To create the same effect I would use the sizzix to cut a shape out of framing card board which is realy thick you buy of cuts 4"x6" for about 10p and they fit in the sizzix. It's no good using card any thinner trust me it doesn't work. You could also use the sheet metal as well and cut a shape

I'd would cut the shape. cover it all over with versa mark glue (they used an apple as an example) there's few different ways of doing it you could either sprinke all over in green embossing powder then a bit of red ect however she was spinkling the enamel power, you could can sprinke the embossing powder. Use the heat gun and when its still hot sprinkle on the clear embossing powder. Before the clear cools down sprinke some more clear do this three times thats what they call triple embossing. You could on the last clear embossing just before it cools down dip a rubber stamp in versea mark just to coat the stamp and press in down into the shape this will deboss a shape.

Try this before you buy the enameling machine. The trouble with using thiner card is it bends over and crackes. You can get off cuts of framing card from most art & craft shops get them to cut it for you cos it's a nightmare to cut free hand. try it on a metal shape first see if it works you haven't lost anthing just a bit of emossing powder. You don't have to use versa mark you can use any pigment glue you can also stick a gem in as it's cooling on the last embossing

Carolinett Sun 22-May-05 13:30:16

it's missing a bit in the middle of my message I'l split it in two

Carolinett Sun 22-May-05 13:30:44

I watch the enameling this morning and this is just my opinion please don't let me put you of and this is only because I have a sizzix.

To create the same effect I would use the sizzix to cut a shape out of framing card board which is realy thick you buy of cuts 4"x6" for about 10p and they fit in the sizzix. It's no good using card any thinner trust me it doesn't work. You could also use the sheet metal as well and cut a shape

Carolinett Sun 22-May-05 13:30:58

I'd would cut the shape. cover it all over with versa mark glue (they used an apple as an example) there's few different ways of doing it you could either sprinke all over in green embossing powder then a bit of red ect however she was spinkling the enamel power, you could can sprinke the embossing powder. Use the heat gun and when its still hot sprinkle on the clear embossing powder. Before the clear cools down sprinke some more clear do this three times thats what they call triple embossing. You could on the last clear embossing just before it cools down dip a rubber stamp in versea mark just to coat the stamp and press in down into the shape this will deboss a shape.

Try this before you buy the enameling machine. The trouble with using thiner card is it bends over and crackes. You can get off cuts of framing card from most art & craft shops get them to cut it for you cos it's a nightmare to cut free hand. try it on a metal shape first see if it works you haven't lost anthing just a bit of emossing powder.

Carolinett Sun 22-May-05 13:33:19

What a bloody mess just go to 1.28 ignore the rest thoought it had missed the middle bit out

layla Sun 22-May-05 18:39:18

Thanks Carolinett,I'll have a go at the triple embossing it is a lot of money to pay out specially as it's not my birthday for a few months.

Dingle Sun 22-May-05 18:47:20

Has anyone tried Ultra thick embossing powders? How many layers would you need to get the same effect as triple embossing?
Only done a few triple embossed designs, I would like to do more, but just don't seem to be getting a chance to try out new things ATM!

Carolinett Sun 22-May-05 19:37:33

If you use the really course stuff I find just a couple of time especially if you want to sink a gem in it
Prehaps I'm a bit heavy handed but I've sunk many a gem in the embossing, lost forever never to be found but if I'm going to impress with a rubber stamp I do it about three time even with the more couser one.
If you use the copper blues & pink colours whether it's ebossing ink pads or embossing powder it looks great. You can do it over a picture as long as you use the clear versa mark embossing glue

Carolinett Sun 22-May-05 19:40:47

It really does work great on the thick mounting board or the metal sheets

hi5 Sun 22-May-05 21:46:55

The other day I bought some metal charms - I didn't want them brassy so I pressed them into my stamping pad, sprnkled them with embossing powder, heat gunned them, then added detail with cd pen after which I used clear embossing powder, the efect was very similar to enameling - not bad.

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