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Beyond the Basics – Glass Fusing Instructions

11/29/10 – Beyond the Basics – In this new DVD, Beyond the Basics, I am showing you some simple and easy beginner projects. This video will take you beyond the basics of glass fusing. There are projects on this video that are very basic and will help you advance in your glass fusing experience. This newest DVD in the series is over an hour long of procedures and instruction. The following lists all the chapter and projects.

Ch 1 – Introduction
Ch 2 – Reading a Firing Chart
Ch 3 – Molds
Ch 4 – Fused Tile
Ch 5 – Business Card Holder
Ch 6 – Glass Stand
Ch 7 – Comb Honey
Ch 8 – Coral Bowl
Ch 9 – Fused Barrette
Ch 10 – Glass Donut
Ch 11- Pre-cut Pieces
Ch 12 – Painting on Glass with Glass
Ch 13 – Sifting Frit onto Glass
Ch 14 – Soap Dish
Ch 15 – Fused Glass Dots
Ch 16 – Drilling a Hole
Ch 17 – Glass Powder Wafer
Ch 18 – Sifting Into a Stencil
Ch 19 – Stringer Project
Ch 20 – Layering Powder and Frit

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Glass Powder Wafers

11/24/10 – Glass Powder Wafers – Create unique glass powder wafers out of any designed pattern. Made from glass powder and/or frit, these adorable adornments are quick and simple to design and make.

Using your desired pattern, trace the design onto a piece of fiber board and simple cut it out. Once done, you can fill the area with any color of glass powder or frit. When fired inside the kiln, the glass slumps down into your stencil.

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Glass Sifter

11/18/10 – Glass Sifter – There are a few types of sifters used in glass fusing. You can purchase sifters for sorting or for embellishing your glass.

Glass Sifters come in various sizes and will enable you to sort your frit into different sizes. These are fantastic when you are making your own frit from larger pieces of glass. Once sorted into the assorted sizes, the glass can then be stored in plastic bags. Mark the glass indicating the color and size.

Other sifters, such as purchased or homemade types, are great for adding a sprinkling of powder or fine frit over your design. They will enable you to add an even coating of the frit.

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Glass Powder

11/16/10 – Glass Powder – Glass powder is finely ground glass. It is as soft and thin as talcum powder. There are many techniques and processes that used powdered glass.

This page list a few ideas and suggestions. More techniques will be added this month using glass powder.

Powder Techniques

  • Glass Painting – mix powder glass with a medium and then use the mixture to paint on glass.

  • Crackle Glass – sift powder glass onto a piece of damp fiber board.

  • Sifted Dry – using a sifter or strainer dust powder onto glass.

  • Powder Wafer – pour powder into a pre-cut stencil.

  • Glass Lace – cut a round stencil and fill with powder glass.

  • Freeze and Fuse – add water to powder glass and press into molds.

  • Glass Clay – mix powder with Aloe Vera or other medium to a clay consistency.

  • Pate de Verre – making a paste out of glass and a liquid binder.

  • Jewelry – use powder to enhance your design.

  • Embellishments – accents to your other fusing glass items.
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    Hotline Fusers Glue

    10/23/10 – Hotline Fusers Glue – The last type of fusing glue added to the website is Hotline Fusers Glue. This glue comes in a powder and liquid form. It is also used to secure glass in place while embellishing your piece or transporting the product to the kiln. It burns off clean inside the hot kiln. There are some individuals who think that Hotline Fusers glue and Klyr-Fire are very comparable in appliance and outcome. Contrast the costs and outcome yourself to find out which one works best for your particular projects.

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    Klyr-Fire Glue

    10/23/10 – Klyr-Fire – This month the topic has been about various glass fusing glues. The newest one added to the site is Klyr-Fire. Klyr-Fire is yet another glue that is used in glass fusing. It can also be used for mosaics. This clear firing glue is dripped onto your glass, where it runs down and glues the layers of glass together. It is a very slow drying liquid that needs to be dried completely before firing the glass inside a kiln.

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    Beginner Glass Fusing Class Book

    10/23/10 – Beginner Glass Fusing Class Book – The Beginner Glass Fusing Class video has been turned into a book. I don’t know about you, but I love books. I have an entire bookcase filled with crafting books. There is nothing like going back and reviewing procedures and processes.

    This book is basically identical to the movie. All the same basic information is here for your convenience. It is a must for your crafty bookcase.

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    10/16/10 – Hairspray – Continuing our discussion on fusing glue, the topic today is hairspray. This is my preferred fusing glue. It is readily available and dries quickly.

    Use an unscented inexpensive brand, such as Rave, Suave or White Rain. The pump type is easy to apply. Simply unscrew the top and use the plastic tube to apply a tiny amount to your glass.

    To read more about this product or other fusing glues, be sure to check out the website.

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    Glastac Glue

    10/16/10 – Glastac – Glastac is a pink glue made especially to assist you with your glass fusing projects. This glue is manufactured by Bullseye and we all know Bullseye knows glass.

    Add just a tad of this glue to secure your glass pieces. It will trickle down and around the individual pieces. Allow the liquid to dry completely before firing the piece inside the kiln.

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    Fuse It Tack Film

    10/14/10 – Fuse It Tack Film – This month we are discussing various glues that are used to adhere glass during the assembly procedure. Fuse It Tack Film is a fusing glue that is manufactured by Kaiser Lee LLC. It takes the glue about 30-60 minutes to completely set up and dry. This glue has been tested by the company and seems to hold up to all their testing. Petra demonstrates how the glue is used on her YouTube video.

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