Friday, February 13, 2015

Fused Glass UGC Enamel Paint Samples

My husband purchased every one of the Unique Glass Color Non-Toxic powdered enamels for me.  I was so surprised to see each little bottle filled with finely ground powder and a little overwhelmed at knowing how to use them.  I decided to begin with sample tiles stuck to the glass of a clearance frame from Micheals.

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Framed UGC NT Samples

To create a sample tile for each of the 41 UGC NT line, I first cut 82 - 2 inch by 1 inch tiles out of Bullseye Tekta.  This size allows for two tiles to be stacked for each color with a line painted on top of the glass, a line between the glass, and a sprinkling of dry powder on top of the glass.

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Cut Bullseye Tekta Glass Tiles

I mixed the powdered UGC enamels in tiny little paint pots.  Each container received equal parts UGC Medium and powdered enamel.  These little paint pots worked out really well and were very air tight and spill proof.

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Mixing UGC NT Colors

After letting the UGC dry, the kiln was loaded and the sample tiles were fired to 1450 deg F for 10 minutes.  I vented the kiln about 2 inches until it reached 550 deg F and then I closed the lid. 

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UGC NT Color Samples Ready for Firing

Now on to painting, I think I 'll practice on my glass powder sgrafitto drawings from last month!!