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by Bonnie Rubinstein
Mon Aug 11, 2003 7:37 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: slumping- avoid frosting on backside?
Replies: 4
Views: 2460

Amy,

woops- too many #s in my head today-( plus my 6 year old's pool party is going on!) ..I meant to say that I slumped at 1270 instead of 1250.. I will try lower, thanks... and thanks, Val.

Bonnie
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Mon Aug 11, 2003 3:59 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: slumping- avoid frosting on backside?
Replies: 4
Views: 2460

slumping- avoid frosting on backside?

Hi Wise-Ones, I am fusing with system 96 and am using transparent colors- when I slumped into bowl mold, it got 'frosted' on the bottom side.. it was recommended on my next piece I raise the temp (from 1450 to 1470), but that resulted in big bubbles... don't wish to loose more pieces.. any thoughts?...
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Sun Jul 27, 2003 10:21 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: gold leaf/ mica powder
Replies: 49
Views: 27631

P.S. I mixed the mica with klyr-fire.

also, Paul and Peter- I did use 2 layers of foil, but it still dissolved.
(???) :?:
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Sun Jul 27, 2003 10:16 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: gold leaf/ mica powder
Replies: 49
Views: 27631

Thanks for the tips.. once again, the gold leaf burned up when I sandwiched it between 2 layers ( is going to 1450 too high?) .. oh well.. may try the gold foil. However, I did have success with the mica powder, finally,- applied it very thickly to the underside of clear, then placed on top of black...
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Thu Jul 24, 2003 1:36 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: gold leaf/ mica powder
Replies: 49
Views: 27631

Hi Alice De,

Ed Hoy's #, near Chicago, is 1-800-323-5668.

Bonnie
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Thu Jul 24, 2003 9:29 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: gold leaf/ mica powder
Replies: 49
Views: 27631

Thanks for all the input, fellow artisans! Yes, I am using real gold leaf, from Ed Hoy's. I know the fake 'stuff' doesn't work- I had already tried that, too. I use klyr-fire to adhere. ( like a glue) So, today I will try 2 layers of leaf, and no frit to separate the glass, and keep my fingers cross...
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Wed Jul 23, 2003 6:11 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: gold leaf/ mica powder
Replies: 49
Views: 27631

gold leaf/ mica powder

Paul and Tony- you both did get great results.. I am using system 96, and Tony..I fused at 1450, and it did burn out- maybe it was b/c I used some frit to separate the 2 layers of glass, allowing for gases to emit…. Maybe this caused the burn out.. I will try again! But the look you achieved, is w...
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Wed Jul 23, 2003 11:03 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: gold leaf/ mica powder
Replies: 49
Views: 27631

gold leaf/ mica powder

Thanks, Tony.. I had heard you need to 'cap' the work with clear glass when working with leaf or powder.. is this true. Also, leaf is very costly- several layers would be even more so. But I will try it. Are there any other methods to get interesting effects ( besides the mica and leaf) in the glass...
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Wed Jul 23, 2003 10:05 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: gold leaf/ mica powder
Replies: 49
Views: 27631

gold leaf/ mica powder

Hi Folks,
I'm looking for advice to integrate gold mica and gold leaf ( not together) in my fused pieces. Seems to burn out. Any advice from experienced users? Much appreciated! :?
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Mon May 05, 2003 9:16 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: lettering on food-friendly glass
Replies: 2
Views: 2253

Dick, won't this diffuse the sharpness of the lettering?
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Sun May 04, 2003 9:22 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: lettering on food-friendly glass
Replies: 2
Views: 2253

lettering on food-friendly glass

Helllo happy fusers.. I am new to this- can anyone recommend a safe way to paint letters on a plate that will hold food. The gold paint I have has lead.. should I buy other paints ( is there lead-free gold?), or place a clear piece over the my gold after it has been fused and fire again? Would this ...

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