You use the stuff that ends up in the middle tray to get the
I am using a lot of transparents and it is not enough to sift them,
you need to wash it. Put the sufted enamel in a glas or a container,
depending on how much you need to wash. Put water on it, stirr with a
glass or plastic spoon, leave for some seconds so most of the enamel
sinks to the bottom. Pour the water off, not too fast but watch the
enamel on the bottom carefully: don’t throw that away. Repeat as many
times as you need to get clean water on top. (throw the water in a
container to collect the enamel and don’t wash it away in the sink).
In the place were I live (Maastricht) the water is very hard and will
leave a cloudy residu in the enamel, so I end up with washing twice
with destilled water, the kind you can use to fill the steam ironing
iron with. Hope this helps, just done a lot of transparents and they
were all perfectly clear, also the Thompsons can become clear! Needs
to be fired at the right temperature too, and be careful no dust can
fall in while it is drying. I hate it, but you must always work in a
clear worspace. (There is no place in my house as clean as my
enameling space while I am enameling).
Hope this helps, good luck! Marleen.
6215 ES Maastricht