|Glass paints before fusing|
The colours are chalky when they are applied but the results were surprisingly good. I had to practice quite a bit until I could squeeze the colours through the nib with a steady hand but, fortunately, any mistakes can be wiped off. Also, any large blobs or wobbly lines can be tidied up with a cocktail stick when the colour is dried, before fusing.
The fish was drawn using Glassline pens and a nib on float glass. The periwinkle blue is a bit too pearly and is thicker than the other colours. I'm going to dilute it slightly and try to get a better flow.
The glass on the top left hand corner has been painted with Glassline with a brush. I'm not keen - it's too pale. The glass on the bottom right hand corner has been sponged across masking tape before the tape is removed and then fired. It's a nice effect.
|Fused Glass fish|
If you are visiting the Saltaire Makers Fair on 5th, 6th, 7th May you will get a free funky fused fish if you spend £30 or over on Glassprimitif products. Hope to see you there.