Enamels or Other Paints for Fusing??
- October 7, 2008 at 8:22 pm #10876SulimosParticipant
I’ve recently started using Glassline glass paints with great results. It’s very versatile… you can do very graphic line drawings or use them like watercolors. While I do occasionally get bubbles if I sandwich the image between layers of glass, there are several techniques listed on this discussion board that may overcome that issue. (http://www.warmglass.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=26081&view=previous)
I’ve used the glass on top of and between glass layers with great results… it’s very fun stuff! I found my paints on eBay but if you google Glassline paints you’ll find them in various sources.
On top of glass: (graphic lines)
Between glass: (watercolor effect)
Sue, Sulimos DesignOctober 7, 2008 at 11:51 pm #10877Magic Glass LadyParticipant
Thank you Sue for the help. I checked out the web photos and found them very informative. This glass stuff is really additive and so joyous!!!!!
Magic Glass LadyOctober 9, 2008 at 3:06 pm #10878shoozlesParticipant
I really enjoyed Petra’s video
I use about 4-5 different enamels on my work. I will try just about all of them LOL I hate waiting for them to dry so I pop them in my toaster over to dry (designated just for my studio use) 200 degrees for about 10 -15 min. This also helps reduce bubbles with glass line paints some times the bubbles are from mositure.October 19, 2008 at 2:22 am #10879amaleedunParticipant
Glassline paints are pretty great and they are compatible with 96 and 90. You can get um in lots of colors including copper and gold. I bought the pen set and the paints and so far I love them.October 19, 2008 at 2:27 am #10880amaleedunParticipant
You can cap it but the liquid causes bubbles. Technically you should wait for it to dry before you cap, unless you like the bubbled look. I made a pendant that I was too impatient to wait for and it came out looking like an explosion. Kinda cool, but still ruined.March 30, 2011 at 2:18 pm #10881redheronParticipant
Hi, I cap with clear fine frit. I let the paint dry overnight then put a generous layer of frit down on top . I try to even it out so there are no holes or low spots. It fuses wonderfully flat with no air bubbles.
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