CRAFTCAST Enameled Bangle Samplers with Katharine Wood

Enameled Bangle Samplers

Instructor Bio: 
125 minutes

Join master enamelist,Katharine Wood, and learn an assortment of enameling techniques, combining your samples to make a unique and colorful enameled bangle.

Kathy will show you step-by-step traditional and non-traditional enamel techniques, using a variety of combinations and textures. Learn about: opaque and transparent colors, sifting, stenciling, wet inlay, and luster powders. Learn exactly how to fire your pieces for the perfect enamel surface plus great tips for successful results!

See how easy it is for you to get started with these techniques. Whether you use your pieces in a bangle blank demonstrated, or use these techniques creating your own fabrications you’ll love the endless possibilities.

Basics, including safety tips and using a bee hive or standard enameling kiln is covered.

**BONUS** Kathy will show you some mixed media methods on how to add embeddables and foils to your enamels. PLUS learn all about sgraffito and liquid enamels techniques.

If you have ever wanted to learn the exciting skill of enameling, you will love this class.

The full recording and a PDF handout of resources and links is included.

No experience necessary.

Covered In This Class: 
  • Applying opaque and transparent colors
  • Sifting enamels
  • Stenciling
  • Sgraffito
  • Wet inlay
  • Use of foils
  • Embedding techniques
  • Painting with Liquid Enamels
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • sheet copper in 20 to 26 gauge (depending on technique)—this will be cut to fit the bangle channel
  • unleaded enamels
  • powder form liquid enamel
  • enamel sifters
  • klyr fire
  • good quality brushes, one ½ inch flat and two fine (around 0000) ones
  • scribe or toothpick
  • fine scissors
  • dust mask
  • firing kiln or bee hive kiln
  • blank channel bangle forms
  • file, alundum stone, or diamond sanding pad/stick for removing firescale from edges
  • silver or gold foil (NOT leaf!), if desired
  • P1 overglaze (powder or oil form), if desired
  • pickle (sodium bisulfate) for copper
  • Liquid Nails “The Perfect Glue” or “Home Projects,” or GE Silicone glue

Included in your purchase is the FULL recording of the entire LIVE class to watch over and over again, plus a PDF with notes and online resources.

Please note: PDF is not a stand-alone instructional booklet.