Sifting Enamel onto a Curved Surface
by Karen Meador, Ph.D.
When sifting dry enamel onto a curved surface some of the grains may fall off due to the slope. You can, of course, remedy this by using Klyrfire or another product but there is another fix. I prefer to sift at the proper angle which works just as well and leaves no chance of a product causing bubbles or lumps in the enamel.
Instructions
The sifted grains need to fall perpendicularly onto the surface. When the surface is curved, perch it in your hand on the table to steady it, and carefully move your hand to the correct angle so the grains fall straight down onto each side. It's great the way the grains stay in place when you do this. You can easily move your hand as the angle needs to change.
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Materials

Copper Circle with Ring, 24 Gauge, 1 Inch, Pack of 6
MET-500.40
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Copper Circle, 24 Gauge, 1 Inch, Pack of 6
MET-500.15
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Copper Circle, 24 Gauge, 1-1/2 Inch, Pack of 6
MET-500.05
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Copper Circle, 24 Gauge, 1/2 Inch, Pack of 6
MET-500.30
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Tools

24 Piece Dapping Punch Set
DAP-705.00
  • DAP-705.00
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Thompson 40 Mesh Sifter Small - Pack of 3
G11-4
  • G11-4
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Thompson Enamel 1608 Storm Blue - 2oz
EN-1608T
  • EN-1608T
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Thompson Enamel 1660 Ultramarine Blue - 2oz
EN-1660T
  • EN-1660T
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Thompson Enamel 1708 Pastel Pink - 2oz
EN-1708T
  • EN-1708T
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Thompson Enamel 1715 Clover Pink - 2oz
EN-1715T
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Thompson Enamel 1745 Fox Glove Purple - 2oz
EN-1745T
  • EN-1745T
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Thompson Enamel 1760 Iris Purple - 2oz
EN-1760T
  • EN-1760T
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Thompson Enamel Opaque 1995 Black (A) - 2oz
EN-1995T
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  • Category: Enamel
  • Technique(s): Enamel