Imaging with Rubber Stamps

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    Hi All,

    I am attempting to “rubber stamp” on glass for jewelry
    pieces.When I use a
    clear medium on the glass and sprinkle the powders, it
    goes not only to the
    medium but also a goes around the image ,like fine
    dusting.Reminds me of
    Static Electricty.Can Any one tell me what is going

    Thanks in Advance,




    Hi I haven’t done stamping, but I have done stencleing. When I do stencleing I dab my sponge on newspaper or napkins first before stencleing on glass, to get rid of extra moisture. For stamping I would mix glass powder with a little water to make a paste, then stamp on newspaper or napkins before stamping on glass.


    Sounds like you are trying to translate an embossing powder techniques (on paper) into a glass tecnique, which is on my short list of things to figure out (so I’ll get to it sometime in the next year, lol).

    Sounds to me like what you describe IS static electricity.

    Anyhow I’d guess you need the same solution as with paper, an embossing buddy. That is just anything you can rub on the glass before you begin to discharge the static. On paper a used dryer sheet works, just lightly drag it over and it picks up the charge so the powder does not cling. I don’t see why that wouldn’t work with glass too.

    Any results yet? My first question is how to get enough powder to stick where it will not just fade out when fused. I have thought maybe of using a reactive combo since even small layers can produce a pretty visible effect when it is a reaction.


    Using dryer sheets on glass is a bad idea. Glass need to be completely clean of oils, soaps, etc. before fusing, or you will get hazing on the glass.


    Dana W.

    Jester’s Baubles Fused Glass Designs


    The dryer sheet must be used (as a dryer sheet) first. All the softener goes out of it and what is left is a loose woven papery sheet that is good for discharging static (and great for dusting floorboards). Rub was a poor word choice, really you don’t even need to make contact to discharge the static. Please don’t use a fresh dryer sheet on glass! Dana is right, that would cause issues.


    Rubber stamp was a new technology that was use to clean the glass this was good way to clean and time saving also. If you want to read more about this you can through rush my papers online writing service they wrote a proper guideline on it that was good to read.


    If you decide to put a piece of glass (clear or opaque) over your design, be sure to add some stringers or larger frit on the edges to allow air to escape while firing. The key is to keep it very thin so the paint won’t bubble.

    Glass powders can also be mixed with Liquid Stringer medium or Aloe Vera. This gel medium suspends the glass powder.

    You mix the gel and glass powder to until it has a glue-like consistency. It can be put in a needle bottle or ziplock bag and squeezed out on to your glass in a design. my site


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