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

By Clare Stiles

ISBN-10: 1600595200

ISBN-13: 9781600595202

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

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Step by Step 1. Follow the process described on pages 48 and 49 to transfer a photocopied image onto a dyed aluminum sheet. 2. Submerge the sheet into jewelers' pickle or a weak solution of nitric acid (photo 4). This bath will remove all color except that which is under the transferred image (photo 5). Thoroughly rinse the sheet. 3. Over-dye the aluminum with a second, contrasting color and seal the sheet (photo 6). Note: This 50 Anodized! method works best when the second dye choice is darker than the first.

As you develop your practice, you may choose to mix favorite colors into a single bath. This makes over-dyeing unnecessary and helps you to attain consistency. Dyed red sheet dipped in yellow dye Dyeing 43 Selective Over-Dyeing. Gradation & Blending You can use the over-dyeing process on selective parts of a piece. Rather than completely submersing the aluminum. try dipping just one end in the bath. You can choose to create two distinct. sideby-side colors. or you can create a blended effect by gradually removing the piece from the dye a little at a time.

UV lights are then shone through the image to harden the emulsion. Before you start designing an image, it's helpful to know that silkscreening can only produce lights and darks, no middle tones. If you desire grays in your design, these need to be pixelated (made into tiny dots, as in newspaper printing) or converted to lights and darks, which can easily be achieved using the contrast adjustments on your computer. 58 Anodized! 4. Place the screen on top of the acetate and into an exposure unit.

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