paper inside fused glass pendant
- April 2, 2009 at 9:04 am #9333LaughinggirlParticipant
My friend called me all excited today. She talked to a man who “puts short bible verses and phrases written on paper inside the glass layers then fuses them”. According to this conversation he doesn’t use special paper and you can read the words on the glass after the paper burns away.
Now, I’ve found tutorials on making decals and using pictures etc. but they all require special printers etc and are alot of hassle. I’m not completely sure what process this man was really describing but thought I’d ask if anybody’s heard of something like this being possible.If so, I’m game to give it a go!April 2, 2009 at 6:01 pm #11222spiritofclayParticipant
I see glass that has words inbetween the layers. I am aware of the glass decal paper that you print on with a laser printer but I would love for the results to be black instead of sepia. Any thoughts on this subject?
KathyApril 2, 2009 at 8:31 pm #11223AnonymousInactive
You can get beautiful, fine black lines with tracing black mixed with clove oil. This is the same stuff that traditional glass painters have used for hundreds of years.
Here’s an example (part of something I’m currently working on). The writing was done with a fine point calligraphy pen. Don’t bother trying to read it — it isn’t real words (but could be).
Helios Kiln Glass Studio
PaulTarlow.comApril 3, 2009 at 5:47 am #11224LaughinggirlParticipant
Wow! I was hoping for some kind of info but never thought I’d get two definite answers! A big thank you to both. I can’t wait to tell my friend Dana that we can do this!
I do have a secondary question though: I did a google search for tracer’s black though and nothing relevant came up. Is it sold under a different name or through another industry?
Your pieces look fantastic btw, your “words” reminded me of the signatures on old documents. Very cool.
Thanks again and looking forward to tracking some tracer’s black down to play with!April 3, 2009 at 6:33 am #11225AnonymousInactiveApril 3, 2009 at 10:49 pm #11226Lynn gParticipant
In addition to tracing black, I’ve also used Fusemaster high-fire enamel and Glassline paints. I’ve rubber-stamped with them, but see no reason why they wouldn’t also work with a pen. The tracing black and enamels can also be mixed with lavender or squeegee oil, as well as clove oil. Vent your kiln when firing.
To prevent smearing of oil-mixed paints, either let dry thoroughly, or pre-fire the painted pieces to about 1200F before assembling your piece for fusing.February 25, 2011 at 3:06 pm #11227kmadison1950Participant
I noticed a comment you gave to someone who wanted to do black decals instead of the sepia.You mentioned using a black calligraphy pen with clove oil. Can you tell me the process you use. How to you combine the two and how? Thanks
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