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Issue #90 - Etch Resist Pens
January 31, 2016

Hot Out of the Kiln

January 2016

I am more than ready to relax!

We had my youngest daughter’s baby shower on January 9th and the following week she had a baby girl.

This makes 17 grandchildren for us now, and as you remember our oldest grandson was married a couple of months ago.

Our newest angel is Remington Yvone Smith and she arrived on January 16, 2016, three weeks early.

Then last week my youngest daughter's dog had to have her eye removed.

She had actually injured her eye a few years ago and had surgery at that time, but it finally gave out.

Being that she is my grand-dog, she stayed at my home after surgery.

She is doing fine, and recovering at home again, after sleepless nights for me.

I have been organizing the upcoming issue of the next e-magazine and it should be ready for proofreading early next month.

The sales from the winter issue of the e-magazine have been great and I am now going to concentrate on finishing up the next issue.

To purchase or read a description of what articles are in the Winter 2015 issue, click here


Until next month…keep it hot!


1. Feature Article

2. Quote of the Month

3. Glass Fusing Books and DVDs

4. Reader Question

5. Tips and Tricks

6. Share the Site

7. What's New

8. Product Review

Etch Resist Pens

Etch resist pens assist when etching dichroic glass.

Which pens work best for this process?

I have taken several classes on etching glass and as everyone knows this method works best on dichroic glass if you are going to fuse the glass after etching.

I want to etch some glass for a project that I am working on and decided to try various pens to see which one would work best for this technique.


  • Dichroic Glass
  • Soap and Water
  • Etchall
  • Paint Brush
  • Decocolor Pen
  • Black Sharpie Permanent Marker
  • Perfect Medium Pen
  • Yellow Sharpie Permanent Marker

  • The first thing I did was to clean a small piece of dichroic glass with some soap and water.

    I then used each of the pens to mark on the glass.

    I wrote the letter of each marker on the glass and allowed it to dry.

    Etchall was then placed on the glass and a paint brush was used to spread the etching cream over the surface.

    I waited about 10 minutes for the cream to etch through the dichroic coating.

    The glass was then rinsed in the sink to remove the etching cream.

    So, you can see by this image what the results were of each of the pens.

    The Decocolor pen seemed to hold up best. The black and yellow Sharpies seemed to work pretty good, but the Perfect Medium pen didn’t work.

    Now that I have my results, this will assist me in the project that I am currently working out in my mind.


    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.



    Large bulge in the middle of fused glass plate after slumping. COE 96 glass, 12 inch plate. Fusing schedule used: 1. 400 1000 20 2. 400 1250 20 3. afap 950 60 4. 400 100 0 I have a 16" Jen-Ken Kiln This has happened to 2 of my plates. Any suggestions?

    Cherie C.


    What would you suggest to Cheri?

    Thank you for all the responses to William’s delima. He was able to find someone to assist him in slumping his bottles.

    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!


    In some cases devit can be removed with glass etching cream. Just leave the cream on for a few minutes instead of the 60 seconds that is recommended. Be very careful with etching cream because it is caustic and if left on too long it could harm the glass.


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  • New Classes at Bullseye

  • Delphi Glass

  • New Fusing Supplies

  • Coatings by Sandberg

  • New Dichroic Glass Products

  • Slumpy”s

  • Slumpy’s What’s New


    Powder Pro Plus

    Who doesn’t love new toys?

    I saw this interesting Youtube Video the other week and decided that I just had to try this new tool.

    The Powder Pro Plus includes:
  • Powder Pro Plus
  • 1 Tip
  • 2 AAA batteries
  • It is manufactured by It’s Our Glass, LLC and if you want to purchase the tool, it can be found by clicking here.

    I still have not had a chance to try it yet, but I should be able to try it out next week.

    Let me know what you think about the Powder Pro Plus.

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