#2540 Thompson Enamel Workbook edited by Tom Ellis - $11.00
This thin paperback book explains the "science" involved in enameling. This is information hard to find elsewhere and will help you understand why things happen as you enamel.
#2621-1 Printed Catalog (alone) $5.00
#2621-2 Printed Catalog (with order) $4.00
The catalog lists all the supplies offered on the web site plus 3 pages of photo copied color charts.
Hot off the press!! This book is a compilation of every useful facet of etching metal that I have learned over 35 years. In step-by step detail it covers resists, etchants and baths and includes a chapter on problems and possible solutions. The appendix has sections listing recipes, etching options, supplies and suppliers, health and safety information, resist comparisons, bath comparisons, sources of information, a glossary and an index. Photographs and diagrams help you visualize the processes. Coil bound to lie open on your work bench.
This 24 minute DVD is full of close-up photos of the torch firing process in real time. In addtion to showing the firing of the uncdercoat, counterenamel and top coat, Chris shows you his interesting technique of carving through an overlay of gold foil to "draw" a design. He also includes several different options for the torch firing set-up. Viewing this will help beginners without kilns or anyone wanting to try an alternate way of firing enamels. Chris will be donating his profits from this DVD to The Enamelist Society education fund!
This is my newest book (December 2012). I wrote it for enamelists looking for some quick projects to add to their repertoires. Directions for ten different projects are included: toner transfer, stencils, sgraffito, pencil marks, embossed foil, botanical prints, screen prints, beads & threads, engravings, and formed foil. In color and spiral bound.
#2620 Set of Color Charts - $15.00
This folder holds 15 pages of color charts printed on photo paper. All the enamels with all the versions shown on the website are included.