Using Stencils with Enameling
by Karen Meador, Ph.D.
It's often difficult to place a stencil exactly where you want it on a piece of metal. Here's a tip to make that easier
Instructions
You can enamel shapes onto sheet metal or layer an enamel shape on top of an enameled disc. But it can be a challenge to get the stencil shape just where you want it. I suggest cutting a paper pattern the same shape as the piece beneath it, extending one or more edges and cutting the stencil in this pattern
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Use a marker to designate the edges of the pattern that will be flush with the piece. After getting the paper pattern wet, lay it on the piece with the marked edges matching.
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Let the piece dry slightly if it is exceedingly wet. Then sift the enamel over the stencil opening.
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Grab one edge of the stencil that extends past the piece and remove the pattern in one motion.
Be sure the piece is completely dry before you fire it.
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Materials

22 Gauge 0.025 Dead Soft Copper Sheet Metal - 6x12 Inch
MET-705.22M
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22 Gauge 0.025 Dead Soft Copper Sheet Metal - 6x6 Inch
MET-705.22
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Tools

Blazer Big Shot Torch
TRCH-8000
  • TRCH-8000
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Soldering Tripod
SOL-730.00
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Thompson 40 Mesh Sifter Small - Pack of 3
G11-4
  • G11-4
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1608 Storm Blue Thompson Opaque Enamel
EN-1608
  • EN-1608
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1660 Ultramarine Blue Thompson Opaque Enamel
EN-1660
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1708 Pastel Pink Thompson Opaque Enamel
EN-1708
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1745 Fox Glove Purple Thompson Opaque Enamel
EN-1745
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1760 Iris Purple Thompson Opaque Enamel
EN-1760
  • EN-1760
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1995 Black Thompson Opaque Enamel
EN-1995
  • EN-1995
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1715 Clover Pink Thompson Opaque Enamel
EN-1715
  • EN-1715
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  • Category: Enamel
  • Technique(s): Enamel