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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Faux Dichroic Glass


This fun technique is on the second Tim Holtz DVD. Susan and I had lots of fun experimenting with this technique today.
We began with sea glass in various colors; You heat up your Melting Pot to UTEE setting; place glass into the hot pot and put a little clear or black UTEE on the glass. When it melts, put the glass face down (melted UTEE side) onto the dull side of a piece of craft foil. Wait about 3 minutes and pull the glass up. It will have the shiny foil attached to it. Lay it foil side up back into the pot, and add metallic EP, colored EP (we colored clear UTEE with alcohol inks- makes BRIGHT colors!). You can add glitter, micro beads, etc. When the colored EP melts, add some clear UTEE to the center of the piece and let it melt. Then carefully take the piece out to dry. This was the toughest part of the project. The colors want to slide off if it tilts at all; on the DVD Tim uses a spatula that must work better than the ones we had. That's it! They really are pretty.

7 comments:

Patty M said...

Sherre, These are Great. I saw TH do this on Carol Devul show and still haven't tried it. Need to invest in a melting pot. I use a Old pie tin. Not the safest or easest way to melt UTEE.

Aileen (Pronounced A-Leen) said...

Gorgeous Sherre!!! looks you and Susan had way too much fun!! Thanks for sharing!!

Monique said...

Wow so pretty! Thanks for explaining!
Monique

Nona Parry said...

Amazing! And so pretty! I have heaps of seaglass in my collections; this must be what I've been saving it for ;-)

Erasmuse said...

Beautiful! Now I need to get some sea glass too. :) Thanks so much for posting this technique. It looks like a lot of fun with extremely pleasing results!

Pam
http://alteredmymuse.blogspot.com/

Elizabeth said...

Sherre- These are wonderful!! Thanks so much for explaining the technique! i will have to try this one!!
Thnaks for your nice comments on my blog. I am going to start incorporating my own floral photots into some art quilts!! Thanks for you kind words!!
Elizabeth W.

Artmom said...

WOW, I want to try this - these look great! Does Michael's or Hobby Lobby carry sea glass??