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by tbach
Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Some Recent Work To Say Thanks
Replies: 11
Views: 8879

Re: Some Recent Work To Say Thanks

Nice work! Interested in finding out more about the Tuna images - are they digital decals? Are they fired directly on top of white opal or on clear cap layer? Since I don't see any bubbles, I assume that they were not fired on opal and then capped. Were your decals low fire (1300's) or high fire (14...
by tbach
Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Two strange developments when I fused
Replies: 7
Views: 3844

Re: Two strange developments when I fused

I have experienced the "disappearing color" factor as well. Found that if I sift a fairly thin (but even) layer of opaque white powder before sifting the lighter colors, the colors will show up very well on dark glass. To avoid confusion, I will add that if you are using stencils or a silk...
by tbach
Mon May 27, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Three panels for a home
Replies: 21
Views: 14401

Re: Three panels for a home

Wow!!These panels are beautiful . . . and it's hard to believe they could have been made with float glass, paints and stains!
by tbach
Mon May 27, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Glassline Black
Replies: 4
Views: 5956

Re: Glassline Black

Fuse Master low-fire glass enamels cure at 1200°, and the black is cold and intense. I use it frequently to screenprint designs on glass pieces . . . ornaments, for example. It is possible to hand paint with fuse master enamels, but requires more of an artist hand, I think - and that I don't have. I...
by tbach
Thu May 02, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Sand Mold Basics
Replies: 31
Views: 30680

Re: Sand Mold Basics

There is a new lesson just posted in the past couple of weeks on Bullseye site - for those who have subscription for tutorials - around $40 per year. It is a step by step video for kilncasting with 9mm prefired glass blank. Kind of interesting. Covers the process very well. Gave me the push to find ...
by tbach
Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:18 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Light Reading
Replies: 16
Views: 9866

Re: Light Reading

Just amazing. There seems to be no bounds to your creative talent. And with all that, you're just a regular guy!

Sitting here, I allowed myself to go back to your studio on Salt Spring Island for just a minute, and all the stresses of the day are gone!

Best to you and Lisbeth

Ted Bach
Hillsboro, OR
by tbach
Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: documentation/record keeping
Replies: 19
Views: 11100

Re: documentation/record keeping

Wow is an understatement! Your PDF form is fantastic. I have been keeping track of kiln firings since I began doing fused glass a couple of years ago. Keeping those records is invaluable when something you have already done successfully or even unsuccessfully relates to a new project. The problem wi...
by tbach
Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Screen printing TPI Question
Replies: 25
Views: 13120

Re: Screen printing TPI Question

When I first read your reply, my thought was that I hadn't used CMC . . . but after a few moments a memory bubbled up. A few months ago I ran across a technique for making paint for glass using mica, glass flux (I think this is just very finely powdered clear frit?), CMC and a little medium. The ori...
by tbach
Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:11 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Screen printing TPI Question
Replies: 25
Views: 13120

Re: Screen printing TPI Question

I've had good luck screenprinting on glass with glass enamels on a 110 screen - most of the work I do doesn't require a more detailed screen. I use Fuse Master enamels - both low fire and high fire, depending on project, prepared with Fuse Master screenprinting medium. I believe that Bullseye is now...
by tbach
Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:05 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: lettering fused into or onto glass
Replies: 47
Views: 28996

Re: lettering fused into or onto glass

Probably the best idea would be screenprinting with glass enamels . . . but that has a rather steep learning curve. When I first started doing it, I hated each and every project, but I found that over time, the screen preparation, exposure, washout, printing and screen reclaiming are not such a big ...
by tbach
Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:16 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Lettering
Replies: 20
Views: 14530

Re: Lettering

You will get crisp, readable text and logo designs by using silkscreen and glass enamels. If you can find someone to make your screen, you will avoid that learning curve. The actual printing is not that difficult. Bullseye just added a tutorial to their site. Take a look when you can. The tutorial u...
by tbach
Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: stencil cutter
Replies: 5
Views: 3885

Re: stencil cutter

Yes I have, and it works very well. For me, it was a lot cleaner cut than I got using xacto knife. It was also a lot faster.
by tbach
Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Time to purchase small wet belt sander - need your input
Replies: 21
Views: 24394

Time to purchase small wet belt sander - need your input

My glasswork has gotten to the level that has me thinking more about coldwork. I believe that I need to get a Wet Belt Sander, and any feedback would be most appreciated. It needs to be small - my studio does not have room for large belt sander, so I'm thinking "tabletop" would be just rig...

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