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Issue #85 - Revitalizing Glassline Paints
August 31, 2015

Hot Out of the Kiln

August 2015

Well, I just found out that I am going to be a grandma again!

My youngest daughter just found out that she is expecting her first child.

This will make 16 grandchildren once this new addition is here, and I am excited!

One of the projects I submitted to Delphi Glass was selected for the upcoming issue of their catalogue.

I received my thank you check in the mail the other day, and it sure didn’t take me long to spend it on their website.

I have been working on making molds, and offered a webinar to the individuals who responded to the last e-zine.

The book is in the final stages and I am awaiting my proof copy from Amazon, which should be here sometime next week.

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Letter from the Editor

by Connie Brown

Table of Contents

Articles

Kent Lauer Class

by Connie Brown

Have you ever wondered what happens in one of Kent Lauer's classes? After taking a four day course, Connie shares her experiences.

Fused Glass Boxes

by Dana Worley

One of the optional projects in the classes, Dana took with Patty Gray was designing fused glass boxes using Colour de Verre molds. After much experimenting, she shares her insight into creating these colorful boxes.

Float Glass Mosaic Tray

by Dennis Brady

Dennis shares his expertise in making a float glass mosaic tray. It uses free glass, it’s easy to do, and it’s a terrific way to learn how glass responds to being fired in a kiln.

Popper Dropper

by Judith Garnet

Judith shares an interesting and creative way to construct this colorful Popper Dropper design. Using a jalapeno popper holder, she demonstrates how it is used inside the kiln to form this unique design.

Wooden Popsicle Bracelet

by Juliet Hernandez

Juliet loves the appearance of glass and wood as she puts them both together to achieve this unique bracelet.

Layered Stencil

by Kaitlyn McMahon

Stencils can be used to enhance a fused glass project, however using a layered stencil can add even more depth and interest. Follow along as Kaitlyn gives insight into achieving this look.

Poppy Bowl

by Kirstine Damgaard

A lot of countries don't have access to fusible glass. Kirstine demonstrates how she designs plates utilizing purchased glass items to creatively produce beautiful artwork.

Leather Bracelet

by Peggy Redwine

Peggy took up a challenge to purchase a ready made leather bracelet and add dichroic glass to enhance the piece. Read along as she demonstrates step-by-step details to make this popular design.

Glass Fusing Pens

by Richard Wood

There are quite a few pens on the market that can be used for your fused glass projects. Richard discusses several of these pens and shares how they can be used in glass fusing.

Tips and Tricks

Readers have shared some helpful tips and tricks in glass fusing. Assist others by submitting your suggestions for firing glass, items not normally used for glass fusing, or other helpful tips and tricks.

Trouble Shooting

Seeds - What are they?

Patterns

What's New

Back Issues

Glass Fusing Supplies

Advertisers'/Contributors' Index

Until next month…keep it hot!

Con





1. Feature Article

2. Quote of the Month

3. Glass Fusing Books and DVDs

4. Reader Response

5. Tips and Tricks

6. Share the Site

7. What's New

8. Product Review




Revitalizing Glassline Paints

Revitalizing Glassline paints is really an easy task, and I don’t know why I haven’t done this sooner.

I have been thinking about making my Glassline paints more user friendly.

We all have experienced the difficult task of trying to squeeze the thick hard plastic tubes that they refer to as pens.

Drying out inside these bottles has also been a problem.

So why not revitalize and repurpose the Glassline paints


Supplies:

  • Glassline Paints
  • Bowl
  • Water
  • Small Squeeze Bottles
  • Spoon
  • Spatula
  • Permanent Marker

  • Directions:

    1. Open the one bottle of the Glassline paints and squeeze it into the empty bowl.

    2. If necessary to make the paints more liquid, add some water.

    3. Using a spoon stir the paint and smash up any lumps until you achieve a smooth even liquid texture.

    4. Open one of the small squeeze bottles and using the spoon, transfer the liquid into the bottle.

    5. Use the spatula to remove the paint around the edges of the bowl.

    6. Screw on the lid of the bottle and use the permanent marker to label the bottle.

    7. Clean the bowl, spoon and spatula and repeat the process with any other bottles of Glassline paints.


    On some of the bottles, the paint was so hard to remove, that I actually used a pair of scissors to cut open the bottle and then used the spoon to remove the paint.

    You will find that the tips for the Glassline bottles will also fit on to the small squeeze bottles.

    Since these are bottles are much easier to squeeze you will now be able to paint and use the Glassline paints on your fusing projects without cramping your hands.



    QUOTE OF THE MONTH:

    "From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life." - Arthur Ashe



    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.




    READER RESPONSE:

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    Connie,

    Read your bit on kiln wash. As a potter, I've had all the same problems (i.e., brush hairs, clogged sprayers, etc.), but now use the small paint rollers (4 to 6 inches). Application is quick and the results are great. Make sure to allow each application to dry before next coat. Try it, you'll like it.


    Best to you, Shirley Potter



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    Thank you for sharing, Shirley!

    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. Thank you!






    TIPS AND TRICKS:

    If utilizing different COEs of glass in the studio, keep them separate, mark the pieces with a sharpie marker, or use color coded dots.




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    WHAT’S NEW:

    Do you have an upcoming event or new product that you would like others to know about? Drop us a quick e-mail and once approved, it will be place in the next e-zine.



    Bullseye

  • New Classes at Bullseye


  • Delphi Glass

  • New Fusing Supplies


  • Coatings by Sandberg

  • New Dichroic Glass Products


  • Slumpy”s

  • Slumpy’s What’s New


  • PRODUCT REVIEW:

    20 pack of 2oz (60mL) Plastic Boston Round Squeeze Bottles with Yorker Caps

    Small squeeze bottles can be used for many applications in glass fusing.

    They come in various sizes and can be purchased online at places like; Walmart, Ebay, etc.

    I use them for applying not only Glassline paints, but other paints and even unique glass colors MUD.

    The ones used in this e-zine project were purchased online at ebay.

    I purchased the 20 pack of 2oz (60mL) Plastic Boston Round Squeeze Bottles with Yorker Caps for $12.95 with free shipping.

    If you would like more information, check out the website.




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    Comments? Ideas? Feedback? I would love to hear from you. Just reply to this e-zine and tell me what you think!

    See you next month…

    Con


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