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500 Enameled Objects: A Celebration of Color on Metal by Lark Books

By Lark Books

The vintage paintings of enameling is experiencing a hard-earned renaissance—and it’s stunningly captured during this lovingly curated survey. greater than three hundred foreign modern artists have contributed museum-worthy items, which variety in scale from David C. Freda’s eco-friendly Slipper Brooch and Harlan W. Butt’s Maine Teapot to massive sculptures and public paintings. a few of the creators take a minimalist procedure, utilizing simply gentle shades and matte finishes, whereas others make the most the material’s brilliant palette and glass-like floor. The vast technical functions comprise every little thing from basic sifting and torch firing to complicated cloisonne and plique-a-jour.

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Place the herbs in a clean, sterilized jar and use a spoon to bruise them slightly. Pour the vinegar over the herbs and cover the jar tightly. Do not heat the vinegar. Let the herb-vinegar mixture steep in a dark place at room temperature. Shake the jar every couple of days and taste the vinegar after a week. If the flavor is not strong enough, let it stand for another one to three weeks, checking the flavor weekly. If an even stronger flavor is desired, repeat the steeping process with fresh herbs.

To make the case you will need one piece of fabric 10 inches by 24 inches (5 inches by 13 inches). You will also need a piece of fabric 7 inches by 13 inches (3½ inches by 7 inches) for the spice pouch. 1. On short ends of case fabric piece, fold over ½ inch (½ inch) twice, and press. No need to sew, as topstitching in Step 3 will hold folds in place. 2. Fold piece into thirds, with end folds facing out and with the left-hand end overlapping the right-hand end by the width of the folds. The overlap should occur at the center of the piece.

For an attractive candle holder, use an inverted glass goblet, filled with potpourri. Or, simply place the candle on a piece of lace. You will need: Candle, at least 2½ inches in diameter and not more than 6 inches high Clear spray paint or hair spray Paper and scissors White glue (such as Designer Tacky Glue) Potpourri Decorations such as tiny whole flowers (ammobium and acroclinium are nice), spices, tiny pine cones, small bows Ice pick (or similar tool) Essential oil Paraffin, with 143° to 145°F melting point 2 large cans (tall enough to accommodate the candle) saucepan strong cord nylon stocking Directions 1.

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