I'm experimenting with torch firing enamel once again. Last year I torched some small copper discs that weren't too shabby. But that was ages ago. So I decided to try again.
The discs started out as a sheet of raw copper, then was fold formed, and the circles were cut out with a disc cutter. Here is the sequence of enamels (Thompson Enamels):
1. Clear Flux #2015 on both sides. Done in a kiln.
2. White, opaque #1055. Done with a torch, front side only.
3. Raspberry, transparent #2836 on front side. Two times.
The enamel was torched from below (enamel powder on top), although I did one from above but that was a disaster! DISASTER!
It didn't come out like I expected because I expected a rich fantabulous raspberry, good enough to eat kind of color. Instead I got a pastel color...oh pooh!
I asked my torch firing girlfriends for help. I bet they will be able to rescue me. Yay! What are your experiences?
Have a great Monday!