Enamels or Other Paints for Fusing??
- October 2, 2008 at 3:26 am #9058
What type of paints or enamels or etc could I use when fusing 96 COE? What works well between glass? What works on the top surface? Are there different tempetures to use with different products?? Where are these products available?
Magic Glass LadyOctober 2, 2008 at 3:25 pm #10862bookie13Participant
I use Ferro enamels on 90. I am pretty sure you would have success on 96. They are available directly from Ferro or from Warmglass Studio’s. I think Nancy Weisser will be carrying them in DC.
Best way I ahve found is to prefuse the enamel before capping it.
Barry KaiserOctober 2, 2008 at 5:47 pm #10863
Thanks Barry for your help. I enjoyed viewing your work on your website. Attractive site and interesting work.
Magic Glass LadyOctober 4, 2008 at 2:14 pm #10864
Have you tried to use glass powders to paint? Use System 96 glass powders and thin them with Aloe Vera and water and you can paint with them. I just published a new video on you tube about painting with glass powders. http://www.youtube.com/user/glasspetra
petra kaiser – http://www.kaiserlee.comOctober 4, 2008 at 3:39 pm #10865
Thanks Petra for the reply. No I have not tried using the glass powders but I have lots of them. Where do you purchase aloe vera?? Is it in a pure form????? What is the ratio of water to aloe??
I did check out YTube but it was on how to make a mold and is there talking with it as I could not bring up a sound. It was a very professional demo —- great video — just silent.
Magic Glass LadyOctober 4, 2008 at 4:54 pm #10866
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXR1M-X_akU please try this link. You can get Aloe in any place where they sell sun lotion – it is good against sun burn. You mix it one part powder, one part aloe and some clean water to thin it down. You can also buy fritz Spritz or Liquid Stringer Medium from your glass supplier.
When you click on my You Tube account name in the upper right corner you will find all my videos.
petra kaiser – http://www.kaiserlee.comOctober 4, 2008 at 7:11 pm #10867
Oh my gosh Petra what an amazing demo. Are you useing the glass frit power?????
Magic Glass LadyOctober 4, 2008 at 8:27 pm #10868
yes I mean the glass very fine glass frit that looks and feels like fine powder not like granules. When you fire it try to be there at the final fusing temperature and if necessary give it a little more time. I was watching my piece until it looked all glossy.
like to see you first paintings
petra kaiser – http://www.kaiserlee.comOctober 4, 2008 at 10:19 pm #10869
Petra this is the greatest news as the other enamles are ultra $$$$$ and when I laid in my first supplies I went wild about frit. I find I do not use it as much as I thought I would and have never cracked open a powder. This will be beyond fun and excitment!!!! Thanks!~!
Magic Glass LadyOctober 5, 2008 at 5:38 am #10870glassartguyParticipant
Magic Glass lady,
Petra is right on about the glass frit painting. I’ve been playing with it and in my classes as well. We made our own Glass line paint by following the directions in Richard LaLonde’s new book. If you do a search for his name and look inside the book there is a PDF file with a couple of pages that explain it. He woon’t let you save the file or print it, but just read it. We found the cellulose at Seattle pottery supply and it was very cheap. In small plastic bottle with pointy lids we were able to use it and saved big compared to the commercial products.Try this as well, I think you will be happy with the results and cost. Don
GlassartguyOctober 5, 2008 at 3:03 pm #10871
Richard’s book is a wonderful book and well worth owning it. Great inspirations if you are working in detailed images. Lot’s of information and how to techniques on surface decoration. While me and my books are more minimalistic designs and form oriented. I guess this is why Kaiser Lee Board had to find me, otherwise I would not have continued with glass fusing. Yesterday I worked on a new blog to make my videos more accessible. The slide show is the first time I’m showing a collection of my Art in Glass on the Internet. http://glassfusingprojects.blogspot.com/
petra kaiser – http://www.kaiserlee.comOctober 5, 2008 at 6:12 pm #10872AnonymousInactive
I have used Thompson enamels for years. They come in powdered format and are sifted like glass powders but the colors are much more saturated.
Here are some examples of my work with Thompson:
Keep in mind that when you pain with glass powder you are using the exact same material as sheet glass and that very thin layers tend not to have much color in them — think about a balloon that is inflated until the latex gets so thin that the color fades.
Helios Kiln Glass Studio
PaulTarlow.comOctober 6, 2008 at 12:12 am #10873
Can the frit powder/aloe Vera mixture be painted on one surface and capped with a clear glass and fired all at one time?? Could one do three layers with painting between them and fired a one time???
Magic Glass LadyOctober 6, 2008 at 1:19 am #10874
Paul your fish and water creation in a stand is so very attractive and interesting. Thanks for posting this example of painting on glass.
Magic Glass LadyOctober 6, 2008 at 1:25 am #10875
Thanks for the suggestion of getting Richard LaLonde’s new book. I just ordered it. I have admired his work and your suggestion of buying the book was nudge enough as I have been dragging my feet in ordering it.
Magic Glass Lady
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