Thompson Medium Temperature, Medium Expansion enamels are a glass product formulated to create a permanent bond with fine silver, copper, and gold. Bronze is not recommended for enameling.
These high quality, acid-resistant, 80-mesh enamels will provide rich, beautiful color for your metal clay work. Thompson enamels are all lead-free! See below for more information...
The general firing range for Thompson enamels is 1400°1500°F (760°815°C). Enamels will fuse in 1 to 4 minutes depending on the color, type and thickness of the metal, and the temperature of the kiln. A typical firing is 1450°F (790°C) for around 2 minutes. Enamel powders will change in color after firing. Refer to the color image for a general indication of the fired result. Computer monitors do not accurately represent color, and enamel colors may vary slightly from batch to batch, so pre-testing your enamels before using them is recommended. Bronze is not recommended for enameling. The enamels are not formulated to adhere to it and will crack or chip off. Color Specific Information:
Additional firing notes:
- Color: 2008 Crackle Base Clear
- Metals: Recommended for fine copper, silver and gold
- Recommended Firing Range: 1400°1550°F (760°845°C).
- Firing: Consistent with general firing times.
- COE: 234 cubic expansion
- Grade: 80 Mesh
- Type: Transparent
- Color Code: Standard Color
Crackle base colors are intended for use over a broad area. Minimum size to produce crackle effect is approximately 3" across. Not intended for jewelry.
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