Archive for August, 2008

Pebeo Vitrea 160 Paints


08/25/08 – Pebeo Vitrea 160 Paints – These paints are used after fusing to add color and that personal touch to your fused glass pieces. Pebeo Vitrea paints are cured and set up to a hard to remove layer inside a conventional oven. There is no need to re-fire the glass inside a kiln. Some of the techniques on using and applying these paints are discussed on the following pages.

Art Fused Glass Technique – Embossing glass then painting the cooled piece really adds a lot of depth. Emboss the glass inside the kiln and then use Vitrea 160 paints to accent and enhance the embossing.

Glass Painting with Pebeo Vitrea Paints – Fuse glass to a full fuse and then paint a design on the finished piece. Allow the paints to dry for a minimum of 24 hours before finishing the process in a conventional oven.

Hand Painted Fused Glass – Use Glassline paints to transfer an image onto a piece of glass before fusing the piece. Once it has cooled paint the drawn design using Pebeo Vitrea Paints. Then oven set the paints.

Try using these paints on your fusing projects. The process does take a little time for the paints to dry. There is a wait time of 24 hours before the paints can be placed inside the conventional oven to finish the process.

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Transferring Patterns onto Glass

08/22/08 – Pattern Transfer onto Glass – The site has provided some unique and whimsical patterns, but how do you transfer these designs to your glass? Learn more about a few techniques to obtain your desired design or pattern on your designated glass.

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Prima Donna Pins

08/16/08 – Prima Donna Pins – Prima Donnas are individuals who are spunky to the point of almost seeming to have an arrogance about themselves. These pins have almost prudish personalities. They are a little challenging to make, because of all the steps it takes to make them, but they are worth the effort.

The patterns and instructions are included on this page. Make these for all of your Prima Donna friends.

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Glass Display Stands

08/15/08 – Plate Stand – Why spend money on plate stands, when you can make them yourself inside the kiln. See how a couple of simple yet elegant display stands can be made inside the kiln. These can be made using scrap glass or window glass. Because these are not being fused with your other pieces, there is no need to worry about compatibility.

Signing Art – Get in the habit of signing and dating your artwork. This not only gives you credit for your art, but adds value to the piece.

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Fused Glass Painted Faces

08/11/08 – Painted Faces – Faces have been painted on glass for centuries. When doing stained glass, faces were painted to add detail to a piece. These faces are painted on pieces of scrap glass to add depth and dimension to the glass. Learn how easily you can paint faces on your glass to enhance a pendant or to make a simple and elegant wind chime.

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Glass Fusing Problems and Solutions

08/04/08 – Problems and solutions – There are many times when you will encounter problems either with the outcome of a piece of fused glass, or with glass overflowing onto the kiln shelf or floor. To address some of the problems and solutions the following pages have been added to the site:

Glass Fusing Problems – Do you have some problems with the outcome of your fused glass pieces? Find out what to look for to resolve these problems.

Kiln Problems – Have you had glass that is stuck on the kiln shelf, or has overflowed and onto the kiln floor. Learn more about how to handle problems that occur inside the kiln.

Fixing the Kiln Coils – The normal wear and tear from glass fusing can cause the coils to become loose and start to fall inside the kiln. Learn a few tips for fixing the coils.

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