Question about fusing and trying to make both sides shiny.
- December 31, 2012 at 5:59 am #9918dpfansParticipant
Okay, I am fairly new to fusing (less than a year) and I have a question. Is there any way to make both sides shiny? I use thinfire paper but the bottom has the thinfire texture and is not shiny like the top side. Any suggestions on how to get both sides shiny like the top side? I was thinking of getting a Stainless steel sheet and putting that in my kiln with some spray that I use on my stainless steel molds. Would that work and make both sides shiny or would the stainless steel sheet possibly break my kiln shelf? Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated.January 1, 2013 at 5:47 pm #12784
The way to have both sides shiny consistently is to go to glass blowing.
Accept that in fusing one side is going to be smoother than the other – except in special circumstances..
If you really don’t want to accept that, then invest in some serious coldworking.
Really, one side rougher than the other is a feature of fused work.
Stephen RichardJanuary 2, 2013 at 6:23 am #12785AnonymousInactiveJanuary 8, 2013 at 1:36 am #12786TamiParticipant
I fired some pendants, using dichroic with clear glass on top. One pendant came out with a dull spot where the rest of the piece was typically shiny. Another came out with the glass completely dull. Can anyone advise me as to what went wrong? All of the other pieces came out fine, and I used the same clear glass over various types of dichroic.January 8, 2013 at 7:18 pm #12787January 10, 2013 at 6:59 pm #12788charlotteParticipant
You can get rid of devit by making a borax mixture. You can find it by googling.January 10, 2013 at 8:47 pm #12789January 11, 2013 at 12:52 am #12790AnonymousInactive
I’ve had mixed results with borax. The directions for preparing it are on this site here:
I much prefer the commercial Super Spray and Bending Glaze products.
Helios Kiln Glass Studio
PaulTarlow.comJanuary 18, 2013 at 4:02 am #12791gizzmogirlParticipant
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