re: Fossil Vitrae thoughts
I don’t see any reason why you couldn’t cap this glass and I have tack fired a piece of thin colored glass to create a border and to make the piece more sturdy, and that seemed to work fine although you have to be careful in handling the fragile edges. But to me the flat effect of the mat black glass with the mat powders is what’s gorgeous about this technique.
Also, you mention the back being rough from the fiber…but shouldn’t it be the front that is rough, and the part that is in contact with the fiber paper? It goes shelf, fiber, leaf, powder, black glass (and in the example I mentioned above a thin piece of red, supported at the edges with 1/8″ fiber). Then the “rough” texture is on the front, which is what makes the great contrast with the powder. Paul’s technique is nothing short of genius in my book…absolutely one of my favorite things to make!
Good luck with this,
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