Years ago I used to do copper enameling using a small kiln that was erratic at best. When I saw a class that used a mapp gas torch to enamel, I jumped at the opportunity. I was excited to show you how to do it until I found out all of the drawbacks. You have to send away for all of the enamels which are surprisingly expensive and you are limited to copper. I wondered if I could use the same technique I developed here for my french enameled numbers to reproduce a metal enameled look.
I lined my electric fry pan with parchment paper and placed a steel washer on top. I waited a few minutes until the washer got hot.
Using a spatula, I removed it and sprinkled embossing powder (available in the rubber stamp area of Michael's) on it.
I placed it back in the fry pan and within a few seconds, the powder melted and formed a glossy coating.
Embossing powder comes in many different colors. It is readily available and inexpensive. You can use it on lots of different materials from paper to steel.
I bought a 5x7 piece of copper flashing from my lumber yard for about $2.00.
I found a champagne flute that was a bit larger than my enameled washer and traced it onto my flashing. I added a tab to the top that was about 3/4" x 1".