Faux Enameling

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Enameling made easy! We’ll show you a no-heat technique that mimics champlevé during our Facebook Live Faux Enameling demo on 5/19 at 6 p.m. CST. Find out how to use basic tools to work designs into soft metal sheets. Add tempera paint, alcohol inks, or opaque watercolors to color the recessed areas...


Step 1: Trace a line drawing or stencil onto the back of a foil sheet.

Step 2: Use a wood liner tool to emboss the design, pressing deeply into the metal. Turn the metal over and press around the embossed lines on the front side of the metal.

Step 3: Add color to the recessed areas and allow to dry. When it’s dry, use a damp cloth to clean away excess paint.