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    Default enamelling help pleeeeease

    im venturing into the world of cold enamelling....

    does anybody know if this enamel Epoxy Enamel Paste Red 30gm Un 3082 from good-old cooksons is opaque??

    if not does anybody know of where to get an opaque red cold enamel???

    thanks in advance

    ella

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    Most enamel mixes are relatively clear (if there's lots of pigment it might not set)
    colores resin to an opaque set and I think Claire Johns of CJ Resins could probably
    sort you out too (her are Ok with the Cooksons ones)
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    The chemset resins Cooksons sell are exactly the same ones that Clare John at cjresins has, but hers are significantly cheaper! The pastes give a very flat opaque result - you use only a tiny amount of paste, and it becomes more opaque the more pigment you use.


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    THANK-YOU THANK-YOU THANKYOU ALLLLLLL

    my first post on the forum with spectacular results! brilliant...let the enamelling/resin commence, hopefully ill be able to post a picture of some results soon yay.

    ta very much
    ella

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    George those cufflinks are LUSH!
    Welcome to the forum Ella

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    Aw, thank you Alexandra They were trickier than I expected as they're a match to a very prescriptive client logo. GETi did an amazing job on laser etching them for me to get deep enough to make the resin really effective. I have to admit to being a complete convert to the chemset resins now, and consistently love the results. I was lucky enough to do a two day workshop with Clare John in the summer - what a fab teacher - and lots of those little lightbulb moments that make a course really worthwhile.

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    Well they came out very well - so neat!

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