Learn how to do "Enamel Illusions"

Learn how to do Enamel Illusions with Cindy Silas

90 minutes

Love the look of cloisonné but don’t want to spend the hours needed to achieve that result! Here is a way to get the brilliance of enamels without all the time and challenge.

In this video Ms. Silas will break down the process, showing you easy-to-follow steps to make your own “Enamel Illusions”.

Cindy has come up with a process to imitate vitreous enamel cloisonné using kiln-free coloring methods that can be used on silver clay, silver sheet and even aluminum. Watch and learn to do this unique new process created by Ms. Silas.

Cindy will show you all you need to know to make your own enamel illusion piece.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to do this unique application of simple materials to create a brilliant “Enamel Illusion”



Artist Statement: "Always an artist, I've explored a broad variety of media such as drawing, painting, photography, and several of the textile and fiber arts. The last few years, I've concentrated on polymer, metal clay, various silversmith skills, and creating art jewelry. I have a degree in Advertising Design from the University of Maryland, which led to a career as a graphic designer.

My art experience has been rich, not with any one medium, but in adding up what they all have to offer. Each has added to my sense of design and love of color, texture, and images...not to mention a jam-packed studio :)))

Life is an adventure, and there is so much left to do...see...try.
I’m looking forward to exploring, innovating, and continuing to share through artwork, demos, teaching and publishing."

Covered In This Class: 
  • Designing the best construction
  • How to add texture so your piece will have that “magic” sparkle
  • Prime your piece for the “enameling” process
  • How, what, and why for adding brilliant color
  • How to protect your finished “enamel”
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • Coffee or candle warmer
  • Refillable butane gas lighter Butane gas
  • rubbing alcohol
  • cosmetic wedges
  • brushs, such as a #0 round or 1/4”
  • tweezers
  • paper towels
  • small sheets called aluminum roof flashing
  • Adirondack alcohol inks
  • Pinata alcohol inks
  • Ancient Page re-inkers
  • Copic markers
  • Tri-M-Ite Polishing Paper
  • IBD Intense Seal Top Coat

Included is a class handout with notes and all the resource information you need to get started.