- November 9, 2011 at 1:06 pm #9707cgriffingParticipant
Does anyone have an idea as how to fuse glass with mica powder? If I fuse the glass to a full-fuse state, the mica disappears. If I fuse the glass so the mica doesn’t disappear, the edges of the glass do not fuse together evenly.November 10, 2011 at 9:23 am #12307Stephen RichardParticipant
I may be wrong, but it sounds like you may be using glitter rather than mica. Mica has a very high melting temperature. The coloured mica used for kiln forming is formulated for higher temperatures than coloured mica for glitter.
The only “problem” that I have with mica powders is that only a thin layer sticks to the glass, so I usually use borax with the mica to soften the surface of the glass a bit. If I put a lot of mica between glass, I get lots of large bubbles.
So a solution for your material may be to fire twice – once to full fuse, second time add mica and take to a tack fuse.
Stephen RichardNovember 1, 2012 at 12:33 pm #12308MarvinParticipant
Liking my new art glass hobby in my retirementNovember 1, 2012 at 12:35 pm #12309MarvinParticipant
Liking my new art glass hobby in my retirement
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