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Powder on Textured Glass

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Quick Tip You can fill textured glass with powder to make your own unique sheet glass! In this example, I used Black Granite Herringbone Ripple Irid (100-HR71) 3mm 100-HR71 sheet glass over 3mm Clear 1101 and Light Aventurine powder 1412. Sift powder over the glass, filling up the crevices. Then use a piece of stiff cardboard to run over the surface of the glass, exposing the high areas of the Irid. Place on top of clear and full fuse! In this example, Reed Glass 1101-43 was used with 3 different powder colors. The difference here is hairspray must be used on the glass before...

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Striking Soft Yellow Opal, Deep Red Streaky (2250)

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We love how 2250 looks before it’s fired! But after it’s fired, stopping at 1225 to strike it and moving on to a full fuse, it looks quite dull. When I fired it stopping at 1100 instead of 1225 and up to a full fuse I got colors that were more vibrant. Here’s an image of the back of the glass Interesting, yes? Experiment, experiment!  

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Stacked Square Plate Tutorial

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Lots of visitors to the studio have asked if we can post a tutorial on how to make this plate. Here it is! What you’ll need: An 8” square base. I used Black (100).9 each: 1/2”, 1”, 1 1/2”, 2” squaresGlastacCraft CupsEither Clear Steel Needle-Tip Bottle for Glastac, or a thin tipped brushBullseye Shelf Primer or ThinfireAunt Martha’s Towels or other lint free towelSpartan Glass Cleaner Instructions: Put down 4 craft cups to elevate your 8” square. Choose the colors you like best. Use as many as you want! I chose to have a reaction between each one of my squares. The colors I used...

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See It The Way It Will Be!

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So often, we place one sheet of glass over another to look and see how we like the combination or many sheets overlaying each other to get depth. However, you’re not really seeing what it will look like after it’s fused. There’s too much air in between the glass layers, and the light is refracted every which way. To see what your glass will really look like after it is fused, simply place the layers in a bin of water. Add one layer at a time, and Voila! What you see is what you’ll get! This is 3 layers of glass...

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How to Remove Tabs from Water Jet Cut Shapes

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