Equipment & Materials

Enamel painting equipment & materials

Onglaze powder paint can be supplied by Gillie if you choose 1:1 online tuition

Kiln with regulator to maintain temperature at 750°C / 1382°F (orange glow)
Kiln furniture (planche/stilt, kiln fork/kiln spatulas)
Ceramic fibreboard coated with clay slip (kiln support for firing enamel painting)
Two plates of glass approximately 150mm x 100mm / 6 x 4 inch
Box with air-tight lid to store paint palette
Recommended Sunshine painting palette set out on two sheets of paper
Palette knife
Wooden spills to transfer drops of medium
Kitchen towel
Cotton handkerchief
Tracing paper
HB pencil
Modelling plasticine
Blue-Tack or White Tack
Fine sponges
Miniaturist Kolinsky sable brushes series 7 numbers 0 & 00
Fine brushes
Support for the enamel base / plaque /plate
Daylight + daylight bulb

MATERIALS:
8 steel enamel painting bases.
(including 2 extra tiles for testing paint mixes and practice)
5 handmade copper enamel painting bases
(or, if you are non-professional, you could substitute white enamel steel plaques for all
10 exercises)

Beginner:
1. 100 x 75mm / 4 x 3 inch liquid white enamel on steel
2. 75 x 75mm / 2.5 x 2.5 inch liquid white enamel on steel
3. 100 x 100mm / 4 x 4 inch liquid white enamel on steel

Intermediate:
4. 50 x 50mm / 2 x 2 inch liquid white enamel on steel + Soyer opal white
5. 30 x 22mm / 1.2 x 0.8 inch sifted hard white enamel powder on copper
30 x 22mm / 1.2 x 0.8 inch sifted medium white on copper
6. 50 x 50mm / 2 x 2 inch liquid white enamel on steel + Soyer opal white

Advanced:
7. 40 x 40mm / 1.6 x 1.6 inch hard white and Soyer opal white on copper
8. 24 x 32mm / 0.9 x 1.2 inch gold flux & Soyer opal white on copper
9. 24 x 32mm / 0.9 x 1.2 inch gold flux and Soyer opal white on copper
10. 50 x 50mm / 2 x 2 inch liquid white enamel on steel
Sunshine onglaze powder paints 16 x 5g (or your own preference)
Ceradel onglaze powder paints 3 x 5g (recommended for miniature portraits)
Soyer opal white 101 (25g)
Milton Bridge C10 gold flux (25g)
Medium - water-based Unimedia 100ml
Glycerol 20ml (substitute anti-freeze)
Medium - oil Painting Medium 100ml (or liquid paraffin + lavender oil)
Pen oil {copaiba balsam oil (or liquid paraffin) + aniseed oil 20ml (or lavender oil)}
Solvent Zest-it 100ml
Lacquer resist 20ml
Tramil 20ml
Gold foil (2.5sq.cm / 1sq.inch), gold powder (pinch) and gold lustre (1gm)

VITRUM SIGNUM - enamelling suppliers UK
http://www.vitrumsignum.com
MILTON BRIDGE CERAMIC COLOURS LTD - jewellery enamels and ceramic supplies UK
www.milton-bridge.co.uk
HELD – ceramic suppliers
www.held-holland.com

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