Using Mica Powder
- April 24, 2016 at 9:05 pm #10340AngelicbyElanaParticipant
I am trying to make fused glass pendants using Mica Powder. I stamped a pattern on a base layer and capped it and fused to ~1325. The Mica Pattern looked beautiful but the cap did not ‘fold’ over the base layer because the fuse temp is probably too low, I think. I wound up with a glass picture frame effect around my Mica base. I bumped up the fusing temperature and it fried the Mica pattern so looked like dirty glass underneath(lovely). Any suggestions on how to cap Mica? or whether I should be doing something diferent? I so greatly appreciate any help you can give me!
TracyApril 26, 2016 at 6:34 pm #13616wordanaParticipant
I have a blog post about some tests I did with mica & SuperSpray. This is uncapped, but you might find the info useful:
Best, Dana W.
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dba Jester’s BaublesApril 26, 2016 at 9:42 pm #13617AngelicbyElanaParticipant
Thanks Dana – I saw this before and was so happy you shared. I didn’t realize you had not capped the Mica because it was so glassy looking in the pictures! I will try your technique. You have some beautiful work and I have enjoyed your blogs. I have a non-profit and am making pieces to raise money for my daughter’s memorial scholarship so I starting with a shoe-string budget. Can’t wait to be able to take some more classes!
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