Irid on Irid
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Karen here…OK – so I’m not happy with this piece because of the SURFACE and I will slump it flat and lap it down and firepolish it and slump it again. HOWEVER, I am happy with what is below the surface. This is an example of the irid on irid technique. Indeed – iridescent coating is metallic and as such, it does not fuse to itself (this is all true for dichro, too). However, glass fuses to irid nicely. So…I did the resist thing on two pieces of irid – on one piece I did a wave pattern. On the other I did a swirl pattern. I sandblasted the irid off the rest of the glass not covered by the resist. I cleaned the pieces extraordinarily well. Then… I placed them irid to irid in the kiln (I also have the Winter collage glass on top of the two irid pieces). Every place the irids touch – they don’t stick, but the shimmer is awesome! Plus there is the subtle shimmer wherever there is just one layer of irid.
Here is my attempt at photographing the differences up close (no easy task!)
There it is!
Have a great day!