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Dichroic Extract

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Dichroic Extract

Postby LDGlass » Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:40 pm

I just recently heard about Dichroic Extract. It's apparently pretty new but has anybody experimented with it yet?



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Re: Dichroic Extract

Postby Morganica » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:49 pm

So it's like broken-up dichro slide?
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Re: Dichroic Extract

Postby Franzeska » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:00 pm

From what I saw, it looks like the dichroic material has been fired and pulverized. COE 90 is having a "special" on it and they have a link to someone (forgot his name) demonstrating its use. He mixed the material with a bit of water and dabbed it over a design that was sandblasted into the glass. He "squeegeed" off the excess. After that I quit watching the video.

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Re: Dichroic Extract

Postby dee » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:02 pm

morganica, no, it doesn't appear to be that and the price certainly doesn't indicate that. i use dichro slide for one product and this isn't looking like it at all...
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Re: Dichroic Extract

Postby Delberta D » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:24 pm

If it is anything like their Dichroic copper foil I am having a tough time with it staying under the clear frit. It is very light and is prone to static electricity. It comes on a sheet of copper foil and it just slides off the copper in a very thin sheet (it breaks up very easily though) The one I have doesn't have a high shimmer like dichro. The glass pieces are in the kiln right now because I had to cover the whole surface with clear frit. the Dichro comes to the top or little pieces ended up there, which I was very careful with the last piece trying not to get any on top, then there is like a little hole. I am hoping the clear frit will seal it. The one that you show the photo of has much more dichroic color then the copper foil Dichro. It would probably work good under a piece of clear sheet glass.

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Re: Dichroic Extract

Postby Barry Kaiser » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:25 am

I've done something similar with solid color dichro slide. I put the slide on a piece of glass and fire to 1000 for about 10 minutes. Cool it to room temperature and what remains on the glass is the dichroic coating in dust form.
I had problems with application in that the material is very small (thus light in weight) and gravity does not get the material to sink into the glass. It had to be capped or the color was extremely light. I temporarily abandoned the technique and will probably revisit it in the future.


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