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Joe Wokovich
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Irid

Postby Joe Wokovich » Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:33 pm

I have an unusual shaped piece of black 96. It would be really great if it was in irid.
I’ve reading around for an answer for what I want to do, but have found nothing.
Is there a glass paint that would simulate the irid coating?
“If you tell me, I will forget.
If you show me, I will remember.
If you let me do it, I will understand."

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Re: Irid

Postby Valerie Adams » Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:39 pm

AAE Glass is selling a product called Glass Glo paints. They appear to be a dry mica cake that you can wet with water or other mediums. There's a video right now showing that they product an irid-like coating. The nice thing is, they're mixable.

https://www.aaeglass.com/catalogsearch/ ... =glass+glo

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Re: Irid

Postby Bert Weiss » Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:05 am

Joe

Mother of pearl lustre is a good way to add an iridescent coating. The chemicals used on hot glass during manufacture are deadly toxic. The chemicals used in the lustre are not. Choose ceramic or glass based on what temperature you want to work at. You probably want ceramic. The glass ones are designed to apply to drinking glasses and not slump them in the firing. Compatibility is not an issue, because the deposit of chemicals is so thin.

http://www.standardceramic.com/lustres.html
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Re: Irid

Postby glass_affair » Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:55 pm

Bert Weiss wrote:Joe

Mother of pearl lustre is a good way to add an iridescent coating. The chemicals used on hot glass during manufacture are deadly toxic. The chemicals used in the lustre are not. Choose ceramic or glass based on what temperature you want to work at. You probably want ceramic. The glass ones are designed to apply to drinking glasses and not slump them in the firing. Compatibility is not an issue, because the deposit of chemicals is so thin.

http://www.standardceramic.com/lustres.html



Is there a link to pictures of this type of work? And to instructions on how to use these lustres? Thx

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Re: Irid

Postby Brad Walker » Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:25 pm

glass_affair wrote:Is there a link to pictures of this type of work? And to instructions on how to use these lustres? Thx


This is a how-to for pottery, but pretty much the same for glass. https://www.baileypottery.com/glazes/du ... .htm#Pearl Cone 020 is around 1180F, slumping temperature.

If you can find the Mother of Pearl Spray (I don't think it's made anymore), you just spray that on and then fire.

The look is like the inside of a clamshell (hench, the mother of pearl name). It's kind of iridized, but not quite like iridized glass.

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Re: Irid

Postby Kevin Midgley » Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:03 pm

Use a never used before brush and don't use it in more than one bottle, ie don't mix or you will contaminate it.


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