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2nd-Sep-2007 08:12 am
the final panel, done at A4 size. bullseye clear glass, black and 'sienna' frits. fused.

2nd-Sep-2007 03:57 am (UTC)
i have no understanding of what this is or how you did it, but it's good :) put more words in your posts so we know what's going on!
are you going to make a whole wall of them? you should!
2nd-Sep-2007 04:57 am (UTC)
heh ;)

it's fused coloured glass onto a flat glass panel. this is effectively making my own stained glass Glass...

what more words do you want? i took the kiln to 810C.. um.. i used bullseye 0147 powder, and 0100 powder... er.. um.. used a paper stencil. took the image from some guy on flicker ( a real person whom i photoshoped into this image...

yeah.. ?
2nd-Sep-2007 09:42 am (UTC)
Very cool! I didn't know that you had to do the different colours of this sort of thing on different sheets. (I am assuming from the photo series that this is what you did) Is that because each stencil would mess up the last one if not fused? Why can't you fuse one and then add another colour, like you do if stencilling paint? Was it to make a thicker end product? Or a 3D effect? (Hard to see in a photo)

Still, cool!
2nd-Sep-2007 11:15 am (UTC)
woah. i'm really failing to expalin this ;)

this is one sheet, with 2 different colours on it. i made 2 stencils and was mega careful about sifting powder through them. i used fixative to hold the powder in place as i went.

i made the 5 layer one (a layer for each colour, and two clear spacers) simply to 'up the anti' and be typically me Vs the other 1st years.

below is the setup the powder is on the glass and ready to be put in the kiln. in the background you can see i am in a wet area, called The Coldshop. lots of water sprays everywhere, so we wear bright blue aprons, ear mufflers (its stylin), and eye protection. and gumboots (except i don't have a pair).it also includes the equipment used:

2nd-Sep-2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
Does this mean that this stencil stuff is over with? I'm much more interested in your glass blowing... End product looks good.
2nd-Sep-2007 09:43 pm (UTC)
hahahaha nah not by a long shot. :)

the blowing goes on, but i am having trouble getting anything that isn't breaking whilst annealing at the moment - causes? too thin, bubbles, dropped... it's apparently 'a stage' you go through. yay. i'm in a stage.

there'll be more however. stay tuned! (more stencils work also!)
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