Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Enameling With Decals Update

I worked on a few more decals today for an upcoming show at Schack Arts Center.  It's this Friday from 12 to 6pm and Saturday from 10am - 5pm. There is a lot going on there!  Anyway, here a few process pictures...

Decal Sheet

As you can see, I made up a sheet with lots of duplicates.  I think this design will be popular!

Decal Soaking

You don't have to soak the decal for too long.  It is attached to the paper backing with some kind of adhesive.

Placing the Decal

Here I am sliding the decal off the paper backing onto the enamel disc.  It's pretty easy as long as you place a small bit of the decal on the enamel before removing the paper.  The decal plastic is very thin and likes to curl up on you.  Sliding it of of the paper with the disc immediately below it also minimizes bubbles and wrinkles.

Ready for Trimming
Now, you are ready for trimming.  Don't worry about a perfect trim.  You just want to get rid of most of the excess.  Once trimmed, recheck that you have no bubbles or wrinkles.


Now, this is the hard part...  Wait...  If you don't wait for the decals to dry overnight, you can have problems, like I mentioned in the previous post.

I'll share the finished product tomorrow...

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