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by Mel Archer
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fused Glass Sinks
Replies: 7
Views: 5350

Re: Fused Glass Sinks

Yes, the glass sinks will break with the thermal shock. You can have a thermostatic mixing valve installed on the hot water side, inside the cabinet or wall and set it so that the "hot" is really lukewarm. See http://www.watts.com for more info. We always had them installed when there was ...
by Mel Archer
Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Attaching Glass Panel to Aluminum
Replies: 11
Views: 7677

Re: Attaching Glass Panel to Aluminum

I like to have my glass paintings stand off from the alum backer so that it is unmistakably glass. to do this I locate where my standoffs should be and scratch the glass surface with a small grinder to give the glue a good bite to the glass. I purchase alum standoffs from Mockett.com and glue them t...
by Mel Archer
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Mounting glass to wooden panel
Replies: 12
Views: 11134

Re: Mounting glass to wooden panel

I use 1/2" long by 1" dia alum standoffs from Doug Mockett hardware. rough up the spots on the back of the artwork a little with dremel tool. glue the standoffs, with a bolt inside, flush bottom, with E6000 or West Marine G Flex. when cured, 24 hrs twist out the bolt. Use the bolt thru you...
by Mel Archer
Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Assistance with color options....
Replies: 19
Views: 12556

Re: Assistance with color options....

Red Day Lily reduced.jpg click on image to enlarge I also use photoshop in my work. I use it to de-pixilate the colors, so that rather than 25 million that your eye can see maybe you have just 200 for your glass image. Mix your frits in varying ratios, (1/8 etc) melt , crush and voila, new colors. ...
by Mel Archer
Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:32 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Replies: 13
Views: 11937


I starting mixing over 8 yrs ago and now have over 1200 little tubs of frit with formula labels and samples on top of the cap. Don't be afraid, what have you got to lose. If one is to paint with glass, one needs lots of colors. Spring green is quite radical to paint with but you can dilute it many w...

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