- November 7, 2014 at 9:42 am #10217montys1ukParticipant
I’m wondering if it’s a good idea to add another layer, or cap a piece of 3mm Tekta which has fired fern images, created with glass powders? This is my first try out using Paul’s fossil tutorial and it turned out great! It’s a little thin though as the powders haven’t added any real depth and the back is pretty rough from being on the fibre paper. I’d appreciate any thoughts on thisNovember 12, 2014 at 12:22 am #13452JolindaParticipant
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,
Windows listen attentively for the sound of broken glass.November 12, 2014 at 10:54 am #13453montys1ukParticipant
Many thanks for the advice Jolinda. My piece was capped with 3mm clear glass, hence my confusion about which was the front! I’ve PM’d you a little more info on this. I like the idea of a frame fused around it…..still considering what to do…its a work in progress
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