By Lark Books
The vintage paintings of enameling is experiencing a well-merited 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 giant sculptures and public paintings. many of the creators take a minimalist strategy, utilizing basically gentle shades and matte finishes, whereas others make the most the material’s vivid palette and glass-like floor. The huge technical functions contain every thing from easy sifting and torch firing to complicated cloisonne and plique-a-jour.
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Extra info for 500 Enameled Objects: A Celebration of Color on Metal
If you want to be even more basic, there are books available at your local library or bookstore that are partially or totally about dyeing with a variety of plants and plant parts. In the end, if you want colored pulps mostly free and now, select good colored papers from the waste stream (remember—waste paper is not waste fiber) and turn them back into pulp by recycling. For pure color, cut away all parts of the paper that have been printed upon, or go to an office supply or paper specialty store.
To do this, make a pulp patty, leaving it as wet as possible. If necessary, spray it to rewet. Add color by pouring colored pulp onto the patty’s surface and mixing/kneading the color into patty’s surface. As shown below, put color in more controlled form on the patty’s surface with a turkey baster. Re-flatten the patty as necessary and apply to the matrix’s surface. Applying pulp carefully with a turkey baster. 52 The Complete Guide to Paper Casting Solid colored strips. Flow-together Color Strips Make a patty on a screen or sieve surface by pouring, or putting down with a turkey baster, side-by-side strips of different colored pulps.
Continue circular pressing until the bowl’s sides pop loose entirely. • Repeat the procedure on the screen’s bottom. Normally, the bottom has more pulp penetration into the screen openings and requires more and harder pressing. Eventually, the bowl might have to be literally pulled loose from strainer bottom. Above all, use your eyes and simple good sense in the removal procedure. If you see something bad happening, press elsewhere. Paper Pottery: Paper-cast Bowls 45 6PP40-65 1/9/02 1:08 AM Page 46 Controlling How Much Pulp Goes Where When Making a Strainer-cast Bowl If you want a bowl’s walls to be thicker for appearance or strength, try either of the following: 1 While the pulp is draining, tip the strainer a bit to one side.
500 Enameled Objects: A Celebration of Color on Metal by Lark Books