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metalic stains after blasting

Postby peter cummings » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:19 am

Kiln is rewired, experiments starting.
I've noticed that after sandblasting, the glass is susceptible to staining, from lots of things, some of it seems permanent even without firing.
Thinking of trying copper sulphate, that puts greenish tinge on bronze castings, or rust in a solvent of some type. Using float.
Any clues, references welcome. As usual I'm happy to share anything I find out.
Thanks. Peter.

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Re: metalic stains after blasting

Postby Brad Walker » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:50 am

Alex Bernstein fuses steel to the surfaces of his cast glass: http://alexbernsteinglass.com/artwork/ He makes some really fascinating sculptures.

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Re: metalic stains after blasting

Postby Kevin Midgley » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:14 pm

essentially any oil based paint will stick in the pores of the blasting.
If you buff and then repeat buff and repeat, you can build up a finish.
Done often enough you have the paint forming a solid film and colour.

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Postby peter cummings » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:04 pm

Thanks Brad and Kevin. That is some studio Alex has, and looks interesting works. I can't get right into the pictures though, either website or flickr problem. I'll try the paint as Kevin suggested, maybe like my recent wood stain effort, painters oil paint mixed with gum turps, apply and wipe back. It's an organic Galle look I'm after.
I'll let you know, and it's good to catch up again.

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Re: metalic stains after blasting

Postby Tony Smith » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:26 am

Peter,

Check out Sculpt Nouveau. http://www.sculptnouveau.com

They have a YouTube page as well.

They have patinas and base finishes for all materials that replicate many different oxides.

Tony
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Re: metalic stains after blasting

Postby peter cummings » Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:47 pm

Thanks Tony. Beautiful colours and finishes. I see they "road freight" and I've sent email questions. I'll also look for metal finishes over here.

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Re: metalic stains after blasting

Postby peter cummings » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:21 am

Yah Tony. Sculptnouveau have a distributor in Australia, that has opened a new store in Melbourne. My capital. They tell me some of their products will work on glass. A trip to town coming up.
Peter.


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