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Issue #026 - Adhesives
October 31, 2010
Hot Out of the Kiln
October 31, 2010
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.
1. Feature Article
Feature Article - AdhesivesThere are a lot of commercial adhesives on the market for glass fusing. This month pages have been added to the site explaining a little more about the products used to attach and secure glass.
What are the types of glues you have used during your glass fusing experimentation? I have purchased various types of glues to not only join glass together, but also as a medium during other procedures such as frit painting, etc.
I have to admit that the one I use most is my inexpensive bottle of unscented hair spray. It dries so quickly and I don’t know about you, but I am always in such a hurry to get the decorating part over so that I can fire my piece.
I use the plastic tube inside the bottle to easily apply just a drop or two on my pieces. The liquid runs down and secures the glass and it is dry in a matter of minutes.
This doesn’t mean that the other glues used to join glass together are not helpful or useful. I think each one has its place and usage. When it comes to something like frit painting, for example, you want something that is not going to dry up too quickly or give you an uneven application.
The types of glues discussed this month are: Elmer’s Glue, Fuse It Tack Film, Glastac, Hairspray, Klyr-Fire and Hotline Fusers Glue. If you would like more information on these products, be sure to visit the website.
Quote of the Month“True art lies in a reality that is felt” – Odilon Redon
Submit an Article or TutorialDo 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.
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What I Have Been Working OnThis month has been filled with just about everything but glass fusing. I have finished the book version of the Beginner Glass Fusing Class DVD, and it has gone live on Amazon. Click on the image for more information on this new book.
This month I have added a page that will home links to various learning tools. These will be DVDs and books. I don’t know if there is an interest in also seeing and e-book, but let me know if you are interested. The first few chapters on the newest DVD are being assembled and getting ready to do the next chapters. Titled “Beyond the Basics”, this DVD will go into more information and quite a few projects for beginner glass fusing individuals. Watch for its release soon!
Reader ResponsesWow! We had a lot of responses from the last e-zine. It is always great to hear from everyone! Here are the replies received this month.
Alisa from Canada writes:
I save every little piece of glass, especially the dichroics. I put the black-backed ones in one small jar and the clear backed in another. When I have lots, I pour them into molds to make pendants with flashes of colour.
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Tips and TricksUse clear nail polish to temporary glue items on the way to the kiln.
Additions to the Site10/12/10 – Elmers Glue
10/14/10 – Fuse It Tack Film
10/16/10 – Glastac
10/18/10 – Hairspray
10/21/10 – Glass Fusing Techniques
10/23/10 – How to Fuse Glass Book
10/29/10 – Klyr-Fire
10/30/10 – Hotline Fusers Glue
Product Review - Beginner Glass Fusing Class BookThe Beginner Glass Fusing Class Book can now be purchased at Amazon. I have decided that not everyone enjoys a DVD and might prefer to have a book with information and visuals to assist them in learning glass fusing.
I love craft books and have a complete book case dedicated to these hundreds of books. Lay the book next to your kiln or project and you scan the pictures and work through the process.
If you are like me and enjoy craft books, then this book is a fantastic addition to your collection. Or if you know someone interested in glass fusing and you would like to help them in their journey this book will assist them in learning all the basics of glass fusing.
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