Download Anodized!: Brilliant Colors & Bold Designs for Aluminum by Clare Stiles PDF

By Clare Stiles

Extraordinary, daring, and absolutely cool anodized aluminum makes it effortless to create enjoyable and crowd pleasing photo jewelry.
This entry-level e-book introduces the easy but wonderful paintings of coloring pre-anodized sheets of aluminum utilizing such strategies as dip and overdyeing, hand portray, dripping, spraying, silk screening, and extra. Twelve step by step initiatives advisor readers in the course of the strategy of turning the coloured aluminum into jewellery. an in depth gallery all through will encourage them.

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There are many ways to create complete or partial resists on anodized aluminum. PYA glue applied and dried; dyed in pink water-based dye; glue peeled away Dyed in turquoise water-based dye; masking tape applied; dyed in pale purple water-based dye; tape repositioned; dyed in pale purple water-based dye; tape removed Dyed in bronze waterbased dye; ripped masking tape applied; dyed in yellow water-based dye; masking tape removed Dyed in purple water-based dye; PYA glue dots applied and dried; dyed in turquoise water-based dye; glue dots peeled away PYA glue piped on as outline and dried; thinned inks painted within the gaps; steamed; glue peeled away and inks removed with thinner Dyed in yellow water-based dye; PYA glue applied with edge of old credit card section and dried; dyed in purple water-based dye; glue removed r' ..

7. File off any sharp edges or excess solder. Polish the bracelet with a silver cloth or in a tumbler. 8. Retrieve the colored aluminum from the steamer, • being very careful not to scald yourself. Tip: Lift the lid away from you and wait a second to let the steam clear. Rinse the sealed aluminum and rub it gently with pumice or a kitchen scrub pad to remove any scum that may have built up on the surface. Dry the metal thoroughly. 9. Determine the most interesting or colorful sections of the aluminum sheet.

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