As well as liking Paper crafts I’m also a metal worker. For some time I’ve been making silver jewellery and learning Metalsmith techniques. You can see what I get up to on my metal blog over here.
I had a break last year and didn’t do much at all with metals. I was a bit uninspired and “stuck” so I concentrated on playing with my Silhouette Cameo instead and had heaps of fun.
But this year I thought I’d make a fresh start and enrol in a class to help get me moving with the jewellery making again. So I chose a short enamel class. We have learnt all sorts of enamelling techniques but my favourite was stencilling, and believe it or not I used my Cameo machine and software to make the stencils – I love it when one craft crosses over to another 🙂
The stencils are cut from a sheet of thin acetate. Then fine enamel (glass) powder is sifted through the stencils onto a background coat of enamel that has previously been prepared and fired.
We’ve also been experimenting with enamelling using Rubber stamps – but more on that next post.
Here’s some pics of the stencil samples I did………..
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