Rubber Stamping on Glass
Rubber stamping on glass can add a personal touch to any piece, and fusing that piece will make it a permanent keepsake.
Although easy, this process requires a stable hand and patience.
Ready made stamps can be purchased.
Check the internet or your local craft store for a fantastic selection of large or small rubber stamps.
Most stamps will be located in the scrap booking aisle.
You can also purchase personalized stamps made to your specifications.
Doing a search on the internet for customized stamps will reveal places that make stamps out of any picture or design.
Supplies:GlassGlass cleanerStampGlassline paintsSmall paint brushStyrofoam plate
Choose a stamp.
Try picking a stamp that doesn’t have too many details.
Although Glassline paints spread pretty evenly, you don’t want a stamp where little particles can get lodged and mess up your design.
The image needs too be very pronounced.
Don't use foam stamps, because they tend to soak up the paint.
Clean glass thoroughly with glass cleaner or soap and water.
Once cleaned and dried, be sure to only hold the glass by the edge to prevent oils from your fingers getting on the glass.
Glassline paints come in lots of colors.
They come in bottle applicators with separately purchased metal tips.
These paints are compatible with float, 90 COE and 96 COE.
Shake the paint bottle thoroughly.
This will not only help mix the paint, but will make the paint a more even consistency.
Pour a little of the paint onto a Styrofoam plate, a plastic plate or a piece of glass.
The stamp can be tapped into the paint, or using a brush, apply the paint to the stamp.
You can alternate colors to add more details to your finished look.
Carefully place the stamp, wet side down, onto your glass.
Since glass is slick, be careful not to move the stamp.
Lightly apply even pressure to all areas of the backside of the stamp to ensure a clearer image.
If the likeness did not fully transfer to the glass, you can touch up the lines by using more of the paint to fill in any areas.
This is where the patience and steady hand come into play.
Until and even after the ink is dry, you will be able to wash off any mistakes and re-stamp the piece.
You can also use the paint right out of the bottle to add any details, such as dots, lines, etc.
Allow the paint to dry completely before fusing in your kiln.
You can use a blow dryer to speed up the process.
The piece must be fired to fusing temperatures for the paint to become permanent.
Try rubber stamping on glass to make some unique gifts or family heirlooms.
These pieces can be added to other fused pieces, or slumped into molds.
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