So here is what I did with the pieces I cut out on Friday.
I annealed them, then shaped them over various stakes, pickled them and cleaned them up with the wire brush and then began enamelling!
These have 2 coats of white (not quite finished yet)
This pieces has 2 coats of white and 3 or 4 coats of blue.
I was looking to create an ombre effect which I think has worked quite well.
This is what I image the piece to look like when finished!