These strongly pigmented, finely ground enamel colours can be used on a fired base coat of enamel, with our without an overcoat of transparent enamel.
The eight colour selection including 913 mixing white can be intermixed like paints to create most any colour.
914E white liner can be used to produce intense white lines over dark colours.
Other colours can be mixed with 914E (White Liner) to produce a pastel range.
These colours can be applied with brush or pen for fine lines.
5 gram bags.
Take a small amount of powder with palette knife and place on a tile or piece of window glass. Smash the powder with palette knife to remove and lumps/clumps of painting powder. With eye dropper add drops at a time of your chosen mixing/painting medium. Mix thoroughly with pallete knife. Add more mixing/painting medium as desired. For water based mediums water may also be added to thin. To thicken add more powder if too much mixing/painting medium or water has been used.
Water based mixing/painting mediums should be dried before firing. This is accomplished by putting piece under heat lamp or setting on top of the furnace. The painting enamel will look mat and visually dry when ready to fire.
Oil based mixing/painting mediums need to be ‘smoked’ before firing. First they must be dried as much as possible, following the drying methods above. The painting enamel however, may not appear to look visually dry. This requires the ‘smoking’ method to fully burn out the organic matter in the oil based mixing/painting mediums. Place piece on trivet, then on firing rack and move into the ‘mouth’ of an at-firing-temperature furnace. Hold in heat for 5 seconds. Remove and shut furnace door for 5 seconds. Open door and again move into the mouth or heat of the furnace for 5 seconds, remove again, shut door for 5 seconds. Keep repeating this procedure until you see the piece smoking and continue until it stops smoking. This ‘smoking’ procedure slowly brings the temperature of the oil medium up to the point it begins to burn out, then fully removed from the painting material. If this procedure is not followed, the oil medium may boil and move, changing your painting.
When the painted piece is fully dried and the oil material removed, place into a furnace at 1450 degrees F. Fire for 1 minute or 1 minute 15 seconds or until you see the enamel surface become glossy. Remove from heat. Painted works may have multiple applications of painting enamel and firings.