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by Don Burt
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Soft fuse with flow?
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Soft fuse with flow?

are those edges of strips or stringers?
by Don Burt
Fri May 15, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Lady's Slipper
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Lady's Slipper

This is a new piece. Bullseye, Lambert's, Blenko glass. Lady's Slippers petals are fused and sandcarved Bullseye. The border has ramps (wild leeks from our region) made from flattened softdrink bottles that had lettering on their shoulders. http://burtglass.com/images/McLandrich_Ladys_Slipper_Web.jpg
by Don Burt
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Panel for bathroom window
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: Panel for bathroom window

Thanks Don and Jen

Yes, it took a few firings for different tacks and paints
by Don Burt
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: plaster silica
Replies: 3
Views: 465

Re: plaster silica

Plaster relief molds
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by Don Burt
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: plaster silica
Replies: 3
Views: 465

Re: plaster silica

I just used silica that's at least five years old with some new #1 pottery plaster, 50x50 and it set and dried nicely. The silica was stored in pretty stable conditions in a plastic bag.
by Don Burt
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Panel for bathroom window
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Panel for bathroom window

Bullseye glass and powder. Glass paints and stains. 26"x15"

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by Don Burt
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: painting crisp, even thickness lines
Replies: 11
Views: 1697

Re: painting crisp, even thickness lines

Terry, I airbrush transparent enamels, even for lines through a resist. Yes, it requires commitment to say the least. For black lines, drawing, I almost always freehand trace with a rigger. I trace with paint prepared with D1368 water friendly medium. I go slow. If I were to try to do straight lines...
by Don Burt
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: painting crisp, even thickness lines
Replies: 11
Views: 1697

Re: painting crisp, even thickness lines

I second what Brad suggested. It is relatively easy to use two blades taped together to cut through vinyl paint mask resist. It would be unrealistic to attempt it on a three dimensional surface but on flat glass without too much texture it works. I like Oracal 813 resist because I can see my cuts, s...
by Don Burt
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Christmas Suncatcher
Replies: 5
Views: 960

Re: Christmas Suncatcher

Thanks all. Yes, Jen, they're R&G colors
by Don Burt
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: enamel suggestions
Replies: 17
Views: 4779

Re: enamel suggestions

I was able to get a watercolour look by mixing powder frit with "cable pull gel" (available at Home Depot) You wind up with a acrylic paint like consistency. Then apply to glass with brushes as if painting a watecolour . try it !! Got any idea what it is, from a chemical standpoint, Don? ...
by Don Burt
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: enamel suggestions
Replies: 17
Views: 4779

Re: enamel suggestions

Airbrushing fusemaster transparents: one of the most effective techniques for introducing lead monosilicate into your studio atmosphere. I do it all the time (not with fusemaster, but their equivalent). Be careful Peter please.
by Don Burt
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Christmas Suncatcher
Replies: 5
Views: 960

Christmas Suncatcher

2019 version. Reflective of the times to see the 2018 version on the same Warmglass page 10 entries down.
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by Don Burt
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Little Purple Riding Hood
Replies: 6
Views: 2084

Re: Little Purple Riding Hood

Thank you Jen!
by Don Burt
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Yes, the glass is apparently compatible
Replies: 1
Views: 1701

Yes, the glass is apparently compatible

by Don Burt
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Little Purple Riding Hood
Replies: 6
Views: 2084

Re: Little Purple Riding Hood

Thanks for the compliments Kevin. And Don M. I'm kind of in-tune with glass painting education and warm glass education, from being active in the American Glass Guild and from hanging out at the online sites and paying attention to social media. I think we're in pretty good shape in terms of skill t...
by Don Burt
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Little Purple Riding Hood
Replies: 6
Views: 2084

Little Purple Riding Hood

This is the bottom half of a two panel installation. It's mostly antique and flashed glass but the border is all Bullseye purple with cabochons of green, pink and amber fused to it. The reverse side of the border was blasted away to reveal the color of the cabs before painting the imagery on the fro...
by Don Burt
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Glues and silicones
Replies: 9
Views: 2979

Re: Glues and silicones

Lots of architecture glass is being fabricated with two-part silicone . Bohle gives demos of the technique from time to time at AGG and SGAA conferences. They have You Tube videos. Looks pretty fussy to me. Never tried it.
by Don Burt
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Group use of a large studio
Replies: 1
Views: 1285

Re: Group use of a large studio

I can't give any advice from experience but I do want to offer encouragement and hope it works out well for you. It could be a cool thing if you figure out how to make it work. Maybe if you structure it correctly and declare a community focused service mission you could get some public arts funding.
by Don Burt
Sun May 26, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Do I need to “season” my new shelf?
Replies: 6
Views: 2869

Re: Do I need to “season” my new shelf?

I only recently learned to apply the primer to a hot shelf. My practice now is with a very warm shelf.....with the kiln at about 120F or so. I was surprised and pleased to see the result of using BE primer at their recommended mix ration: 5 to 1 water to powder. I was making it more thick and it was...
by Don Burt
Wed May 22, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Making small pieces glass
Replies: 5
Views: 2556

Re: Making small pieces glass

Jan, did you perform the experiment? What was the result?

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