Thursday, November 22, 2007

Faux Enamel Technique

Supplies Used:

1. Paint center of cut out with white gesso and small brush this enables the colors to reflect back and stand out.

2. Once gesso dries color areas with the Glaze pens and allow to dry
3. Add Crystal Lacquer (2 part epoxy or Resin may be used as well) and use sewing needle to work it into the corners.
*After everything has cured seal with PYMII to keep your pieces from tarnishing
Finished Pieces
Top 3 Pieces are the Faux Enameled bottom 3 are pieces that were fired and liver of sulfur used on them to give them an aged look.


  1. Great tutorial, Aileen -- your pieces turned out amazing!

  2. Oh my gosh! My dear friend, you always amaze me with your creativity! These charms are incredible. I think my fave is the female form at the bottom. It totally rocks! Happy Thanksgiving and I love you!

  3. Thank you Aileen for sharing your techniques! Your pieces turned out great! You can also use prismacolors over the gesso to color the art clay. Also, your 3-D heart collage is fabulous!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Faux sure!! the pieces are fabulous. Thank you for sharing the step-by-step directions.

  5. oooh Aileen your pieces are awesome! I just adore these and your winged muse if so beautiful..she would inspire me too!@ I have a monkey that is my muse...and my frog prince cookie jar...and everything in my!

  6. These are gorgeous. thanks for the well written instructions