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Ingrid
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fusible decals

Postby Ingrid » Mon Jun 23, 2003 9:22 am

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone had a source for the fusible decals that they would be willing to share? I am interested in finding a dragonfly for a customer of mine. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Ingrid :D
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Postby Kathie Karancz » Mon Jun 23, 2003 11:27 am

Ingrid:
Why not use a stencil: place on glass, I brush on a small amount of glass glue with a paint brush so the powder will stick a little, dust glass powder over top, clean around edges of dragonfly after taking stencil off (I use a small rubber paint brush) and then fuse.... I have also used Paradise Paints with a stencil.
Kathie from Calgary

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Postby phil » Mon Jun 23, 2003 12:46 pm

I bought a couple of dragonflys locally that are amazing - 90 coe, roughly 1/1/2" body and 1 1/2 inch wingspan, dichroic on black - many colours. Look like they are water jet cut. If you can't find locally I can give Canadian Source.

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Postby Kathie Karancz » Mon Jun 23, 2003 12:50 pm

Hey Phil:
I'm curious - please post site for Canadian source of dragonflys.
Thanks Kathie from Calgary

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Postby KatyPattison » Mon Jun 23, 2003 2:46 pm

Kathy, Fusions had some dichro waterjet cut dragonflies just after Jennifer got back from the Glass show. I don't know if she has any left, she had both COE 90 and 96.

Katy from Calgary

Fern

Decals and dragonflies

Postby Fern » Mon Jun 23, 2003 3:59 pm

I have bought decals from John Brauchi - i forget the name of his company, maybe Dichromagic. his email address is brauchi@earthlink.net but he doesn't always reply immediately. and i don't know if he has dragonflies.

Also, one Canadian wholesaler that sells waterjet cut dichro dragonflies is Kaleido Glass in Georgetown Ontario.

Fern

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Postby Kathie Karancz » Tue Jun 24, 2003 11:47 am

:oops: Now I feel totally embarassed. I did not know that such things as decals existed.... So much out there to learn...... Thanks Katy for cluing me in and I will talk to Jennifer.
Kathie from Calgary :oops:

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Postby Bert Weiss » Tue Jun 24, 2003 12:01 pm

You can make your own decals with a silk screen and supplies from Reusche. They sell decal release paper and overcoat. You silkscreen the enamel or lustre on the release paper and screen on the overcoat. This creates a water release decal that can be applied on a piece of glass or ceramic and fired in. The overcoat burns off cleanly from the top surface.

There are companies that make decals using big printing press type of machines to print the enamel layer. The only catch with this process is that you have to buy a thousand or two in order to get the prices reasonable.

The collector plates that you see in Parade Magazine are made this way and believe it or not those exact decals work on glass at fusing temps. I first discovered that china paints work on glass when testing some decal samples.
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Postby Kathie Karancz » Tue Jun 24, 2003 12:07 pm

Hey Bert: your awesome.... thanks for answering my questions and all your helpful advice. Looking forward to seeing you again in September.
Kathie from Calgary

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Postby Kitty » Tue Jun 24, 2003 2:21 pm

you can provide artwork to Wise Screenprint in Dayton, Ohio (937) 223-1573. they don't have outrageous minimums. do the artwork and layout so you can get the maximum number of repeats of your desired image. provide them with camera-ready copy. when you need a decal, cut them out one at a time. pretty cost effective. dont know if they have website ... i just pulled the file to get the phone # for you. kitty.

phil
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Postby phil » Tue Jun 24, 2003 3:54 pm

Soory for the delay, Kathie. Not sure about the link thing, but site is [www.fanatasyinglass.com][/url]

Ingrid
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Thanks

Postby Ingrid » Tue Jun 24, 2003 8:40 pm

\:D/ \:D/ \:D/ Thanks for everyone's help with the decal information...I have lots of sources to choose from...WOW...where were they all hiding when I was looking. Thanks again! Ingrid
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Alecia Helton
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Fusible Decals

Postby Alecia Helton » Mon Aug 25, 2003 2:06 pm

One site for fusible decals and patterned dichroic glass is
http://www.dichroicpatterns.com.

Alecia

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Postby Jim Wixon » Mon Aug 25, 2003 4:08 pm

Ingrid...Profusion <www.dichroicpatterns.com> has all of the patterns available in dichroic in decal form. theyalso have plain metalic and colored decal sheets for cutting your own. they will send samples.
jim


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