Nine (2 oz) jars, one each of the following: LCE-1, LCE-2, LCE-3, LCE-4, LCE-5, LCE-6, LCE-7, LCE-8, & LCE-9
Excellent for use as counter enamel. For optimum coverage sift 80 mesh dry enamel into freshly painted brushable enamel. Tamp down with fingers & dry. Cover front side of piece, dry and fire both sides at the same time. This minimizes warp-age and eliminates a pickling step.
These enamels can also be used as painting colors to achieve water color effect. Water Soluble.
Liquid Form Enamel
This product is available in dry powder and pre-mixed liquid form. It contains a workable blend of glass, clay, and electrolytes. You need to add only water. Colors can be intermixed when in liquid form to create new shades of color.
Mixing Instructions for Dry Powder:
For small items a simple way to mix is to place a half teaspoon of powder into a plastic spoon. Using an eye dropper add drops of water until the mixture is the consistency of ‘milk’. Apply to copper with a brush. Always make sure the powder and water have been stirred right before application as the glass falls out of suspension in the water very quickly.
For larger quantities mix ¼ cup water to 5 oz. powder. To make a gallon of liquid, mix 14 lbs. of powder to 2 quarts of water. The water to powder ratio may be adjusted up or down if needed for your particular project. If the liquid dries out, you can grind it back smooth in a mortar pestle to re-constitute.
Tips for Using Liquid Form Enamel:
1. Before application, always mix well as the glass quickly falls out of suspension in the water.
2. The water content is extremely important to application firing result you get. Too little water and your result may look like cottage cheese. Too much water and the coating may fire dark with little color.
3. Colors can be intermixed when in liquid form to create new shades of color.
4. Left over liquid form enamel that dries out can be re-constituted and used again. Take dry material and place in a mortar and pestle to break down any dried clumps. Add water and use again.
Make sure enamel product is completely dry before firing. For small pieces (less than 2” in diameter) fire at 1450 degrees F. for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes. For larger items (up to 6” in diameter) fire at 1450 degrees F. for 2 to 3 minutes. For much larger work firing times and temperature should be determined for your specific project. Firing times and temperatures are meant as a guide only. You may need to adjust up or down for your own situation/equipment.
Expanded information on Liquid Form Enamel, spraying techniques and equipment, the crackle effect and more may be found in the Thompson Enamel Workbook (#TEP-001). Other enameling technical information may be found under ‘Enameling Help’.
*It should be noted that Thompson Enamel products are meant to be used for decoration purposes only. Thompson’s liquid enamel products are not meant to be used on food contact surfaces. Thompson Enamels are not formulated for impact or heat resistance.
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