Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Advanced Sgraffito Technique Tutorial Released

Fifteen information packed pages of images and tips on how to make advanced, multi-colored designs in enamel with liquid porcelain, opaque and transparent enamel powders.  Find it in my Etsy shop today.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Advanced Sgraffito Techniques

I am working on an advanced sgraffito techniques tutorial that will cover combining liquid enamel with opaque and transparent enamels to achieve more complex designs and colorways.  Here are a few examples of the things that we will cover:




The tutorial is due to be released in my Etsy store towards the end of the week.  Stay tuned...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Sgraffito Enamel for Beginners

The latest My Brown Wren tutorial is now available on Etsy.  Sgraffito Enamel for Beginners is a PDF tutorial that takes the student step-by-step through this very easy and rewarding technique.  Learn how to use liquid enamel to create amazing designs and color those designs with transparent powdered enamels.

Some examples of what you can create...







Sunday, April 10, 2016

New Jewelry Tutorials Available on my Etsy Shop

I've made a commitment to create more tutorials this year.  I recently created a video tutorial on riveting enamel.  In this tutorial I show several examples of heat rivets and cold rivets directly up against enamel and with a metal disc between the enamel and the rivet.  Riveting enamel is simple and easy with just a little practice!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/261179357

My latest tutorial, Designs on Enamel, takes enamel to new heights with decals and direct image transfers.  Take your original artwork, print it on a special decal paper or print directly on a copy machine or laser printer to see your designs become permanently adhered to the enamel surface.  It's so cool! The image above on my riveting enamel video has been decorated with a decal.  The images below are both decals and direct image transfers.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/274062722

My next tutorial, that I'm working on right now, is on Sgraffito Enamel Techniques in Enamel.  It should be complete in the next few days.  Check back later if you are interested.