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Issue #035 - Frit Blends
July 30, 2011

Hot Out of the Kiln

July 30, 2011


Hot Out of the Kiln brings you the latest information, ideas, and resources for your glass fusing experience. If you like this newsletter, please forward it to share it with your friends.

For your convenience, I have included pictures of the various learning tools available from Glass Fusing Made Easy.

Clicking on these images will take you to that page on the site. If you are interested in purchasing any of these items, click on the "Add to Cart" button on that particular page. Thanks!

In this Issue of Hot Out of the Kiln:

1. Feature Article
2. Quote of the Month
3. Submit an Article or Tutorial
4. What I Have Been Working On
5. Reader Question
6. Tips and Tricks
7. What's Happening
8. Product Review

Feature Article - Frit Blends

Frit blends can be used to enhance and embellish your fusing projects.

You can purchase glass frit blends on line at places like Delphi or AAE glass.

I just recently purchased some blends from AAE glass, and their combinations are evenly sized and the colors are carefully color matched.

But it is also simple to create your own out of scrap glass.

Break up your scrap glass into coarse frit.

This can be done by using some tile nippers or placing the glass in a bag and using a hammer to shatter it into smaller chunks.

You can then sort the glass into separate colors or mix them to create blends that can be used on future projects.

The blends you can achieve are endless.

Make individual bags of colors such as a springtime blend, or a Christmas blend.

The bags can then be labeled to indicate the type of blend you have created.

Blends are a fantastic way to indicate the impression of rocks on a sea shore, patches of grass in a landscape, soft clouds in the sky, leaves on a tree or just to enhance a fused piece.

Quote of the Month

“Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.” ~Stella Adler

Submit an Article or Tutorial

Do you have a great glass fusing article or tutorial that you would like to share? We are inviting submissions of articles or tutorials for the web site. The articles will become permanent on the site once approved and a link back to your website or blog can be included in the submission. Helping and sharing with others is a great way to assist others in learning information and techniques about glass fusing. You can add so much to the site with your knowledge and experiences.

If you have a web site or blog, then you know how important links are to get your site noticed by those search engines. A back link to your site will not only boost the search engine ranking, but assist in bringing traffic to your site.

For more information and submission, check out Submit Your Article.

What I Have Been Working On

This month I took another trip to Arizona to visit my youngest.

I spent the first two weeks of July in the hot and torrid Arizona desert.

Turning the DVD into a book was my goal for the month, and it went smoothly.

My youngest daughter is helping me with my next video and book.

We worked on doing some voice over material that will be the background for the Intermediate project.

I spent most of my time inside as it is extremely hot in Arizona this time of the year.

Are there any videos or book that you would like to see available on the site?

Please let me know!

Reader Question

Here is the newest challenge for all of you knowledgeable glass fusing enthusiasts!


I am having problems with my shelf primer. It flakes after the first to second firing and sometime the glass sticks than cracks. I apply 4 coats of primer and let dry before firing. My shelf is almost a year old . Would I need a new one. Thank you for your help.

Jennifer S.


Can you assist Jennifer with this issue? Help her out with some of your knowledgeable answers!

Tips and Tricks

A fish tank laid on its side makes a fantastic glass and water shield for grinders. You can purchase used fish tanks at yard sales or garage sales.

PRODUCT REVIEW –How to Make Dichroic Glass Art Book

The newest book is now live on the site.

Click here for further information.

Just like the DVD, the book provides you with everything you need to know about Dichroic.

Read through to learn about the various types of dichroic available and how to use them in your fusing projects.

The book begins by providing you with a basic knowledge of dichroic and then goes on to talk about the different types that can be used to enhance your fusing projects.

Use the book as your guide when making the simple projects and then stepping it up by creating more enticing ventures. Once the fused piece is complete the book explains how to shape and form the glass by doing some cold working.

Learn more about finishing the fused glass project in numerous ways to show off the glass and turn it into a fabulous work of art.

For only $19.99 you will receive the following information:

  • Chapter 1 - Definition of Dichroic
  • Chapter 2 - History of Dichroic Glass
  • Chapter 3 - Dichroic Side of Glass
  • Chapter 4 - Colors and What Do they Mean
  • Chapter 5 - Crinkled Dichroic
  • Chapter 6 - Dichro Slide
  • Chapter 7 - Dichroic Coated Copper Foil
  • Chapter 8 - To Cap or Not to Cap
  • Chapter 9 - Etching Dichroic Glass
  • Chapter 10 - Dichroic Donut
  • Chapter 11 - Making Simple, Elegant Cabochons
  • Chapter 12 - Getting Creative
  • Chapter 13 - Shaping Cabochon
  • Chapter 14 - Dichroic Cabochon Finishing
  • Chapter 15 - Wrapping it Up
  • If you have wanted to add Dichroic to your fusing projects, or would like to know more about the types that are available on the market, then this DVD is the answer to your quest.

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