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Canal house

Canal house

Canal house

Typical Dutch canal house

Author: WebMaster/Friday, November 16, 2012/Categories: Worksheets

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Canal house 1

Canal house 1

I got this card in my mailbox lately.
You can see that this couple are very proud on their new canalhouse
The sun is shining and it gives me inspiration to do something with it.

 

Canal house 2

Canal house 2

First, I made a drawing and added the main colors.
The canalhouse makes a stately impression and this is the reason to use seperate colors.
I tried to use the amount of colors as less as possible.
Details are made to a minimum.
I do not want to get a pernickety impression.

 

Canal house 3

Canal house 3

I start with a copper plate with the demensions of 20cmx15cmx1mm
As first I applied counterenamel to the backside
After this I applied to the front a layer of flux.

I used 2 sizes of fine silver cloisonné wire
- flat 0,1x1mm
- round 0,8mm

The foliage of the tree and the lower roofing line I made with the round silver cloisonné wire.
To get a playful feeling I made the foliage with some curls.
In this way the impression of the art piece would not so stiff.

I used big pieces were possible.
Here I have arranged everything on place.

 

Canal house 4

Canal house 4

Here I have everything glued to the surface with cloisonné glue.
I used not to much glue
When the glue is dried, then I arrange some weight with big nuts on top of the cloisonné wire.
This will make that everything will sink in the layer of flux while burning in the kiln.

Canal house 5

Canal house 5

After the cloisonné wire is melted into the layer of flux I have applied everything, except the little holes in the foliage of the tree, with a thin layer of wet enamel.
Later, I will put some silver foil in this holes and fill it with transparent grassgreen enamel.
I used counternamel for the gray of the roofing.
That is exactly the right color.

 

Canal house 6

Canal house 6

Here you see the first layer after it was burned in the kiln.
It was burned on a low temperature of 725 degrees.
There must be applied a second layer and in this way I have more control over the enamel.

The water, the street, the door and roof are good.
The wall of the house and the the air must be done with a second layer of wet enamel.
I fill the holes in the foliage of the tree with silver foil  and apply some wet transparent grassgreen enamel on it.
In that way it shines the light back.

 

Canal house 7

Canal house 7

You can see here that everything has a smooth layer now.
As next I must arrange the silver foil for the windows at their place.
This is a carefull job to do.
Before you know it is teared in pieces.

When everything is placed then I burn the art piece for a moment.
In this way the silver foil glues to the surface.

After this I apply a wet transparent basaltgey layer on the silver foil.
It must be a thin layer.
On the left the window in the roof and the upper left window are already done.
You can see the difference.

Then I apply some transparent grassgreen in the holes of the foliage.
As last, I arrange the silver cloisonné wires of the bench.
I glue them on the surface with a little bit of cloisonné glue.

 

Canal house 8

Canal house 8

Almost done.
Everything is nice.
I use black enamel paint to make the accents of the windows.
I make thin lines with this.
The line between the hous I left away.
Because it will seperate the art piece optical in 2 pieces.

 

Canal house 9

Canal house 9

Again, an art piece richer.
Everything is smooth and shiny, the colors are nice.
Now I start to enjoy this art piece!

 

 

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