glass paint / aluminum foil
- June 5, 2013 at 11:31 am #9973lorinParticipant
I have been trying to stretch my wings a bit and keep falling out of the nest. I tried using glass paint. I painted a lovely tree (I was actually quite impressed with myself). I let it dry fully and put a cap on it and fused the glass over it. I found that about 70% of the paint had burned away and let a haze of paint. Event the thick parts of the paint had burned away. Is this because it was a full fuse or is this just the nature of the paint? It is the second project I tried with paint. Not very successful.
On the other hand I fused some aluminum foil under a glass cap and it came out really nicely. My question with that is will the alien foil cause a fracture someday? Am I wasting my glass?June 6, 2013 at 8:27 am #12959Stephen RichardParticipant
1st – the aluminium foil will be fine within the glass, it does not have the strength to break the glass. I have stopped using it, because for me it always seems to go brown.
Paints – It depends on what you are using. If you are using anything other than vitreous paints, yes they will burn out. Vitreous paints will stand up to fusing, although the glass stainer’s enamels tend to thin in colour.
Stephen RichardJune 9, 2013 at 12:43 pm #12960wordanaParticipant
I have used Glassline paints with marginal results. I have a hard time getting good coverage of the glass. I recently purchased some Kaiser Enamels (http://kaiserglass.com/page32.html) and I have been really pleased with the results. They seem to have more “body” than the Glasslines, so coverage is much better (and thus, less chance of washout).
Jester’s Baubles Fused Glass DesignsJune 12, 2013 at 2:53 pm #12961lorinParticipant
I was using glassline too. It gives very poor results. So I am going to order the Kaiser paint but it doesn’t seem to offer any metalics. Perhaps I can mix a mica with a medium and use it like paint.
Thanks for the feedback, everyone.June 12, 2013 at 3:05 pm #12962
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