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Issue #60 - Etching Glass
July 31, 2013
Hot Out of the Kiln
Summer is almost over and I am ready for some cooler weather.
Sales have been steady on the Glass Bottle Art book and CD. They can still be purchased by clicking here.
Unfortunately there have been a few setbacks in production of the DVD, but we are hoping that it will be finished soon.
I have received all of the articles for the Fall 2013 edition of the magazine and have been working to assemble everything so that it will be ready at the end of August.
I am excited about the upcoming issue!
It is filled with some very interesting articles written by some well-know individuals in the fused glass world, and is the anniversary edition as the magazine is now a year old.
Here is an updated sneak peek at some of the articles and authors that will be included in the Fall 2013 edition of the magazine:
Fall 2013 Fused Glass Projects Magazine
Bottle Beautification by Connie Brown
Volume Control by Dennis Brady
Sun Catchers by Laura Schnick
MUD by Margot Clark
Drop Ring by Peggy Redwine
Bottle Art by Gene Cross
Fall Leaf by Lisa Vogt
Roll Up Technique by Carrie Strope Sohayda
The Conference That May Have Changed My Life by Anne Nye
Coral Chime by Petra Kaiser
If you missed the Summer 2013 issue of the Fused Glass Projects magazine it can be purchased by clicking here.
Until next month…keep it hot!
1. Feature Article
2. Quote of the Month
3. Glass Fusing Books and DVDs
4. Reader Question
5. Tips and Tricks
6. Share the Site
7. What's New
8. Product Review
Etching glass is an interesting way to enhance your fused glass projects.
The engraving needs to be done after the piece has been fired inside a kiln, because the heat of the kiln will erase any etching design.
The exception to this rule is dichroic glass, which is generally done to remove sections of the dichroic coating before firing inside the kiln.
Some individuals get really detailed by sandblasting the fused piece, while others use etching cream when etching glass.
My preferred method is to use a Dremel drill with a diamond bit to do my glass engraving.
I am generally doing small detail work and find that the Dremel is the easiest way to achieve my designs.
In the picture to the right, you can see the results of using etching cream and a Dremel drill.
The lips at the top have been etched using etching cream and although it is convenient for glass etching, I don’t think that the image is as clear and deep as I like on my pieces.
The “I love you” and rose were done using a Dremel drill with a diamond bit.To find out more about these various methods, check out Glass Etching Secrets.
“When I lost all of my excuses, that's when I found all of my results.” – author unknown
Have you been wanting to learn the hot craft of glass fusing, but don't know where to begin?
Whether you enjoy watching movies to learn the techniques, or having a book to refer to as you learn, these learning tools will assist you in your progress.
If you don't have access to glass fusing classes, or want to learn some of the techniques that are not generally taught at these instructional settings, look no further.
I am trying to add new and exciting information all the time, and these learning materials are the newest items added to the site to help others learn glass fusing procedures.
To view or purchase any of the DVDs, Books, E-books or Downloadable Movies, click here.
TIP - If downloading any of the downloadable movies, keep in mind that they are very large files.
If you purchase and want to download any of these large files, you might consider using a product like the Free Download Manager.
It is a free product that needs to be downloaded and installed on your computer.
It will increase the download speed and decrease the time required to download the product.
I have only been fusing for about 6 months, but have done stained glass for 30 years. I recently tried to fuse (to itself) a piece of FireBox Glass. I tried at 1480 degrees and again at 1535 degrees, both with no success. Any idea the COE and fuse temp of FireBox glass? I wanted to use up some of my hundreds of sheets of stained glass, and this piece would have made beautiful pieces IF I can figure out how to make it fuse!!!!
What would you suggest to Paula? Please respond. This information will not only help Paula, but others who have the same question. Thank you!
Responses help others in finding answers to their fusing questions. Do you have any other suggestions or hints that would benefit other glass fusing explorers? Share your comments and suggestions with our readers. Thanks!
When etching glass with etching cream, try using clear contact paper. The type that is used for lining drawers is great for this process. Simply cut out your image and stick the contact paper on your fused glass. Then apply the etching cream and follow the directions.
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Coatings by Sandberg
I love my Dremel drill and use it a lot in my glass fusing projects.
It can be used for etching designs in the glass, or drilling holes in finished pieces to add a pinch bail.
They make several designs, so pick the particular one that will fit your personal needs.
I have the Dremel Stylus, which is cordless and has a stand that is used to store the drill and charge the battery.
The handle has a dial that regulates the speed of the bit and can be adjusted from 1 which is slow to 10 which is the fastest speed.
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See you next month…
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