500 Enameled Objects: A Celebration of Color on Metal by Lark Books

By Lark Books

The vintage paintings of enameling is experiencing a richly deserved renaissance—and it’s stunningly captured during this lovingly curated survey. greater than three hundred foreign modern artists have contributed museum-worthy items, which diversity in scale from David C. Freda’s eco-friendly Slipper Brooch and Harlan W. Butt’s Maine Teapot to massive sculptures and public artwork. a number of the creators take a minimalist procedure, utilizing basically tender colours and matte finishes, whereas others make the most the material’s brilliant palette and glass-like floor. The wide technical purposes comprise every thing from uncomplicated sifting and torch firing to advanced cloisonne and plique-a-jour.

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Make sure no cardboard edge is showing. Set aside to dry. Push the folded coat hanger down through the center of the foam. Use a drop of glue to hold it in place. 42 3. Place craft glue on the bottom of the foam. Press the coat hanger through the cardboard. 4. Fold a tulle circle in forths; use a pin to secure it to the bottom edge of the foam cylinder. 5. Evenly space another 7 pieces of tulle around the edge. 6. Arrange and place the flowers in the exposed foam, applying a drop of craft glue to the bottom of each stem before inserting it in the foam.

3. Align the end of a coated flower stem with the back, top edge of the headband. Make sure to hold it on a pencil mark, and sew it securely in place. Add each flower in the same manner (fig. 42). 4. Gently lay the tulle over the rose buds (right side down). Match the sewing edge of the veil to the top, back edge of the headband. Adjust it so that the side edges extend 1” past each of the lower flowers. 5. Carefully sew the tulle to the headband, as close to the flowers as possible. Make all of the stitches small, tight and even.

DON’T trim the top basic wires. Make 68 Cut sixty-eight 1 1/2” pieces of gold wire. ASSEMBLY Flower ; 1. Hold the end (smallest) orange petal against the base of the pistil. 2. Tightly spiral the remaining petals around the pistil. 3. DON’T trim the long pistil wires! They are needed to secure the flower later. 4. Twist all of the wires together tightly, and tape the twisted area. 5. Bead the top 1” of stem, and cover the assembly wire with tape. Cactus ; 1. After lacing, fold all 6 pieces in half lengthwise, front sides inward to a 60° angle.

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