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Issue #034 - Dichroic Glass
June 29, 2011
Hot Out of the Kiln
June 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.
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1. Feature Article
Feature Article - Dichroic Glass
This month we are going to take a closer look at Dichroic glass. Ordinary fusible glass is great for most projects, but if you want dazzle and pop, then Dichroic is the answer to achieving extraordinary artwork.
Dichroic is a mixture of thin layers of chromium, silicon, titanium, aluminum and zirconium that are added to glass, copper or paper inside an airtight vacuum chamber at high temperatures.
There are various types of dichroic that can be used to add this sparkle to your fusing projects. There is not only the colorful types of Dichroic glass and Crinklized Dichroic™ that can be used as is, or mixed with other glass, but also Dicro Slide™ and Dichroic Coated Copper Foil that can add this magic to your fusing designs.
Each type of Dichroic enhances any project, and mixing the various types can really add drama to glass. Use just a dab to add some spark or make complete projects to make outstanding dramatic works of art. Add these different Dichroic glass supplies to your fusing embellishment and enhance your fusing experience.
Depending on the desired look you are trying to achieve, these types of Dichroic adds that sparkle and shine that will make your piece outstanding and eye-catching.
Quote of the Month"An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.” - Charles Horton Cooley
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What I Have Been Working OnThis month has been filled with filming, editing and proofing. After hours and hours of working on this project, the newest DVD is finally in the can as they say. It has been uploaded and I have received my proofing copy. Part of me is excited that is it finished, a fraction of me wants to take another vacation, and a portion of me wants to get started on the next project.
This video has been a lot of fun to work on, because I love Dichroic! Visiting CBS (Coatings by Sandberg) was the inspiration for doing the newest video. There are just so many ways you can incorporate this material in your fusing ventures, and these eye-catching pieces are really hard to put down.
Undertaking this project kept me busy, but excited with each new venture. I loved playing with all the types of Dichroic and that made the assignment fun and exciting.
I will now be working on turning the video into a book and e-book, so look for those to be added in the next couple of months. Then it will be on to another project!
Last Month’s Reader’s Question
I drilled my first hole (core bit) through glass plate (fused) with a dremel. I scratched up the surface because the drill did not immediately grab into the glass....it scooted across the slippery glass surface and caused scratches. How do I start the procedure without the bit slipping away? Thank you for your help
Tips and TricksA little tip for stencils. Take a short length of tape, pinch it together in the center and stick the two ends to the top and bottom of your stencil. Then you have two little handles to lift it straight up.
What's Happening - 2011 FACEBOOK DICHROIC BEAD CONTESTCBS (Coatings by Sandberg) is having a beading contest. Entries must be posted by November 15th, 2011. To find out more click here.
PRODUCT REVIEW – How to Make Dichroic Glass ArtThe newest video offered on the site is "How to Make Dichroic Glass Art" . It provides you with everything you need to know about Dichroic. From the various types available to making projects using the different materials, this DVD has everything you need.
The video starts out giving you a basic knowledge of this material then it goes on to talk about the different types that can be used to enhance your fusing projects.
Watch as I walk you through making simple projects and then stepping it up by creating more enticing ventures. Once the piece is complete the video shows 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:
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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