Wednesday, February 13, 2008

enamel: step 2 and 3

So - having prepared the enamel plates with a warm tone (see Monday) - I reach for the screening frames to continue with the next step

Step 2: I use a special enamel screenprinting colour (expensive and very toxic).

and there goes the blue colour

Voilà: the eagle on the enamel plate. You can see the guides lines I used to get it where I wanted it. I'm not printing very detailed or exact as...

Step 3: ... I continue painting (adding some water to the screenprinting colour) because I want a painterly look - like on old blue china. I have small printouts of my sketches on the side to guide me. Now I'll have to let it dry for at least 40 minutes. (This photo - as you might have noticed - is not of the eagle (I'm not changing it that much painting), but of a viking style dragon.)

... to be continued

2 comments:

mansuetude said...

i like these step by steps...it gives me hints into things i didn't know. Thank you.

♥ Tiny Red said...

ohhh, is it like screenprinting using some kind of enamel ink? looks really interesting.