By Clare Stiles
Extraordinary, daring, and completely cool anodized aluminum makes it effortless to create enjoyable and attention-grabbing picture jewelry.
This entry-level e-book introduces the easy but stunning paintings of coloring pre-anodized sheets of aluminum utilizing such concepts as dip and overdyeing, hand portray, dripping, spraying, silk screening, and extra. Twelve step by step initiatives consultant readers during the strategy of turning the coloured aluminum into jewellery. an intensive gallery all through will motivate them.
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Intricate detail can be achieved again and again from the same screen. The process involves drawing inks over a screen to print the relief on the surface below. Producing the highest-quality silkscreen requires specialized equipment and materials. Simple silkscreening kits, however, can be bought from art supply stores without investing vast amounts of money. If you wish to learn how to make very precise or detailed designs, I suggest contacting the textile or fine-arts department at your local college.
A fantastic project for the beginner and the practiced hand alike. this bracelet requires only a small amount of aluminum and is so flexible-add beads. mix colors. create a new pattern. use leftovers from projects past-go as far as you like! I used two colors and kept the design small and simple with a plain chain and clasp. but you can adapt these variables to your unique taste. YOU WILL NEED PROCESS Anodized aluminum sheet. I mm, 10 x 10 cm 1. 8 mm, approximately 100 cm Sterling silver round wire, 2 mm, I cm long II heavy silver jump rings, 5mm 10 beads of your choice, 5mm 10 beads of your choice, 3 mm 10 silver headpins Dyeing kit, page 23 Basic tool kit, page 24 Soldering kit.
3. Carefully follow the drawing with a linoleum cutter. Don't cut your image too deep, just enough to produce the negative space (photo 4). continued on next page Printing 57 continued from previous page Silkscreening 4. Ink the linoleum with a roller (photos 5 and 6), and print the image onto the aluminum. At this point there are several options: you can stop here and over-dye the aluminum in a submersion bath; you can clean the linoleum, re-ink it with another color, and print the aluminum again, or you can create a new layer with an altogether different image.