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keeping Texture on glass

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Michael Stevens
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keeping Texture on glass

Postby Michael Stevens » Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:37 pm

I made some molds from shells as casted them, they have nice texture if I tack fuse to a project will the texture be flattened. Or is the only solution to glue. them on?

I guess I could use powdered glass and paint the details to look like the pattern. but I was hoping to. keep the original pattern, my daughter collected. these shells so I wanted a special piece.

Brad Walker
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Re: keeping Texture on glass

Postby Brad Walker » Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:01 am

If you tack fuse at a low enough temperature you'll keep most of the texture. 1350F/730C is high enough to stick glass together and retain most of the texture. The higher above that you go, the more texture you will lose.

Barry Kaiser
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Re: keeping Texture on glass

Postby Barry Kaiser » Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:04 pm

Use a low temperature flux, or a glass paint as a glue. I've done a lot of these.

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