Fusing Embellishments

Fusing embellishments are objects that will enhance the appearance of a fused glass project.

There are many fun and new accents that can be used to enhance your pieces.

They can be used individually or mixed and matched to give very unique designs that can not be achieved with just glass.

When brought to a tack fuse these additions can add texture to your fused piece.

I love the look of tack fused pieces because of the texture and depth they provide in a piece of glass.

If you enjoy texture, take a look at these textured designs .

So what are some fusing embellishments that can be used in glass fusing?

Do a search at your local fusing store or on the internet for the best pricing on the item and shipping.

This listing will give you a sampling of some unique techniques that can be applied to enhance your fused glass projects.

Glass Fusing Embellishments

Air Bubbles - There are quite a few ways to add bubbles to your fused items. One way is to add some bubble powder. This can be used with any type of COE glass.

Chalk – These can be used to add a charcoal-like drawing on your glass sheets. They can be purchased in various assortment sizes. These can be used with any type of COE glass.

Confetti – These are delicate thin shards of glass that are used for layering and shading on glass. These come in a variety of colors. Be sure to purchase and use the ones that are made for the COE of your glass.

Dichroic Coated Copper Foil - Flakes and chunks of dichoric that can be added for some interesting effects on the glass. It can also be pulverized to add some sprinkling of dichroic across a piece of glass.

Dichroic Coated Paper - Adding the element of dichroic to any ordinary piece of glass using this paper. It is also a decal that is soaked in water before applying it to glass for fusing. These can be used with any COE glass.

Enamels – Enamels can come in pen form, liquid form or a powder form that can be mixed with water or an enameling binder. These can be used on any type of COE glass. Learn and follow all the directions.

Frit – Frit comes in different sizes; powder , fine, medium and coarse. Use the same COE as your other fusing glass. Frit can also be used for painting on glass or in the Freeze and Fuse method.

Fused Glass Decals – Are applied by first soaking the item in distilled water then applying to glass. These come in gold, black, or white images. The newest item on the market is the fusing photo paper where you can print your own images on the decals before fusing it onto glass. These can be used on any COE glass.

Glass Dots - Use scrap glass to make glass dots. This is a fabulous way to use up those tiny pieces of left over glass. They can be used by themselves, or add some paint and turn them into glass eyes.

Glass Etching - Etching is an impressive method for designing unique designs on glass. This process involves applying a stencil, brushing on an etching cream, washing off the cream and then fusing the item. This can also be accomplished by using a Dremel drill with a diamond bit and etching the glass. This process can be done on any COE glass.

Glass Frit Blends - Glass frit blends can be purchased, or use all of your scrap glass to make blends that will go with your particular projects. They can be stored in containers and stirred up before usage to mix the colors before applying them to your project.

Glass Fusing Pens – There are a couple of pen types that are used for glass fusing. Enamel pens and the gold firing pen can be used to add some decorative personalized details to your pieces. These pens can be used on all COE glass.

Glassline Paper – This paper is a fusible colored paper that is designed to be fired between layers of glass. It can be cut or punched to produce a preferred design. It can be used with any COE of glass.

Inclusions - These can a lot of interest and unusual effects to your fusing projects. Find out what type of items you can fuse between glass and the effects of these items.

Mica Powder – This high temperature mica mineral does not melt when fused, but attaches to the soften glass. It can be used either between sheets of glass or on the surface. Mica can be used with any COE glass.

Millefiori – Colorful circular pieces of glass that have been cut from a long pulled piece of glass. These come in quite an array of colors and various patterns.

MUD – This product comes in white or black and is used to paint designs on the glass. It can then be fired inside the kiln or air dried.

Noodles – These fettuccine looking noodles are 5 mm wide and 16" in length. They can be used to form designs in any glass fusing project. Make sure you purchase the COE that matches your fusing glass choice.

Paints – The most commonly used paints are Glassline. These are premixed for convenience and tips for maneuvering and drawing with these paints is also available. Reusche paints can also be used for drawing and painting on glass. These paints come in a powder form that needs to be mixed with water and gum Arabic before application. Paints can be used on all COE glass.

Stringers – These long thin tubular pieces of glass can be bent or left straight to add interesting designs to glass. They need to be the same COE as your fusing glass. There are many diverse ways to use stringers.

Texture - Add some texture to your fusing projects. Learn more about making impressions in the glass to add some depth and texture to a piece. There are a few ways this technique can be accomplished to give you one-of-a-kind artwork that is uniquely yours.

Embellishment Kit

If you want to try some different and fun embellishment, purchase the fusing embellishment packet from Delphi Glass - Art Glass Tools & Supplies.

This packet includes:

  • 1 3.2” x 4” sheet of Dicro Slide
  • 1 sheet of Rub ‘N’ Etch stencils and 3 oz of etching cream
  • 1 low-fire sheet of gold decals
  • 3 5” x 5” sheet of colored Glassline paper
  • 1 oz of mica powder, and 2 oz of bubble powder
  • This enormous assortment will enable you to undertake some of these diverse fusing embellishments on your fused glass projects.

    The creative possibilities with these fusing embellishments are endless. What are your favorite fusing embellishments?

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