Decals Project

The Basse Taille project in the book provides a few ways to get a pattern onto your metal. Below provides more information.


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CuttleBone Casting

cuttlebone casting enameled James MalendaOne way to get a pattern is with a cuttlebone casting, which is mentioned in the book. However, I was not able to get a high resolution photo to include, but have one for the web. Cuttlebones provide a really cool pattern for enameling a Basse Taille piece. Here is one from artist James Malenda, titled "Dawn and Dusk by the Jersey Shore". You can learn how to cast cuttlebone on the web; this link is only 1 video, but you can check out others by searching.