Desert Island Enamels

When I first learnt to enamel, I was taught almost exclusively to use wet process. It was only later that I learnt this was unusual but it instilled in me a love of using these enamels. Now, how convenient on a windy desert island, not to be sieving or washing powders! Instead, I can draw with the little sharp pointed stick I have found, into the sun dried enamel and time will pass quickly until rescue.

Wet process enamels are limited in colour but using painting enamels as well brings the possibility of subtle shades. You can also use powdered enamels on top of wet process. These are my choices:

  1. W.G. Ball White wet process 10099. Use straight onto copper/steel or over a dark colour which will show through when you draw into it.2020Winter JG 1