This is an easy one!.
62 tpi is 62 by 62 in fact, so the mesh is 360 or thereabouts.
to begin with, take the simple way to this, look in your kitchen utensils drawer and pick
out your ordinary tea strainer, usually plastic handled with a plastic woven mesh around!
2in in dia.
Heres a pic of a tea strainer result
and how I have varied the dusting to achieve a colour change.
I use tea strainers these as you can find them in different mesh sizes to suit the enamel mesh size. There also made in s/steel mesh . you may have to hunt these down in your household section of a store. Im in the UK so your take on finding these might just be different.
What I do is
- I put clean piece of A4 paper on my table,
2.then an egg cup onto which I balance my metal to be enameled.
- put my tea strainer down on the paper
- tip some powder into this.
- pick up carefully and tap the side of the TS gently whilst holding it over the metal.
6.Move the metal to the kiln side.
- Remove the egg cup, and fold up the paper to tip back into the enamel jar whats fallen over the metal edges, likewise put the rest of the enamel in the TS onto the paper and likewise return to the E jar. Put on the screw top lid to keep out the air.
- continue with your enameling in the usual way.
Using a mask ,say with a flower motive cut out from paper for a repeat application of a different colour onto the fired enamel ground coat. I find if the piece is flat you may not need a fixative ,traditionally gum tragacanth. .
You wont get the sharp outlines you get from using cloisonne wire and wet inlay into the cells.
each to his own.
what you can get, is some lovely variations of colour shading from one to another by varying the amount of enamel you dust on. See pic above.
This works best with transparent enamels on copper and fine silver. Still have some samples of my work from 50 yrs ago.