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[Enamel Bits] Mounting enamels on lucite


#1

Hi…back on an old thread, Donna…I guess I am interested in
the advantages of lucite or plexi over wood. The look I
guess…but you end up with a shiny edge behind your piece that
might detract from the piece itself?

As far as hanging the enamel plaques…I also drill into whatever
the piece is mounted on, in the middle near the top at an angle so
It will sit flush with the wall when hung on a nail or screw that
is in the wall at an angle. Anyone doing anything else to hang
these?

Karen in Northern Illinois

@karenworks1


#2
    (Hi...back on an old thread, Donna.....I guess I am
interested in the advantages of lucite or plexi over wood. The
look I guess....but you end up with a shiny edge behind your
piece that might detract from the piece itself?) 

What happens that I like is that there is no distraction of a
frame and the enamel mounted on lucite seems to float against the
wall. Most of the pieces I hung on the walls that way had a good
contrast between lucite and enamel because the texture of the
wall (usually stucco, wood paneling or wall paper) formed more of
a matt background and the enamel was definately shinier than the
lucite. Disadvantages are that the enamel piece is much less
protected than it is in a frame. I usually frame (with standard
wooden frame) on suede because I like the extreme contrast of
suede with the shine of enamel. Glad to hear that you had a hit
with the wallpieces and the second show. Have you tried
Thompson’s acrylic enamels? I did a view of the Alhambra gate
and like the acrylics but haven’t tried the watercolors yet.
Last year when I had a piece accepted in the Enamelist Society
juied show they chose jewelry over wallpiece, but the first time
I had a piece in they liked the wallpiece better. If you frame
what do you use for the fabric, or do you use paper?

Donna in WY, baking without kiln in 103 degree temperatures