Discovery! Enameled Metal


I love when I discover a new technique. It does not matter if it is an old technique that everyone in the world already knew about … it is new to me and so, I have to share!


I purchased these little metal pieces from The Green Door Studio in Brighton to use on some shutters and windows I was repurposing. I knew they would be easy to transform …


I used alcohol inks and it was pretty, but it was not quite the look I was going for, so I decided to paint over them.

metal_technique_Candy_Spiegel3Now, many probably know that acrylic paint does not go over alcohol ink well, but I did not. And this is where the magic began …


When the paint dried, even more of the color came through and I had this beautiful arrow filled with depth and texture …


Then, I decided to gloss it up a little with a thick layer of Glastique.


Resulting in this beautiful piece …

Here are some other pieces I did using the same technique.


One thought on “Discovery! Enameled Metal

  1. These are gorgeous! You need to put up the pictures of the shutters after you put up the arrows too. I didn’t know this technique either but it looks great. I’ll have to try one day. Hugs, Robin

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