Hi there, just thought I’d put up a few work in progress photos of how some of my dog wall hangings are made. The first one is of Joy! Lab Swimming. I use a combination of powdered and liquid enamels for this big guy.
This first photo shows the liquid white drying on a previously fired duck egg blue. I like to let the edges get a little burned so that by the time it is finished, usually after about 5-6 firings, it has a really nice black border.
The photo on the right shows one of the firings complete and cooling down. The white has fused – liquid enamel usually takes a little bit longer to fuse than powdered enamel in my experience. It will need a second layer of white and another firing before sifting on the lab himself.
This is a selection of copper tiles in a variety of blues and at various stages.
And this is the lab having been fired and cooling down before adding the red collar, also in liquid enamel.