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.