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Remove oily flux after soldering and you'll prevent discoloring and oxidation that may occur with time. Just squeeze on flux remover, wipe with a damp sponge, rinse, and dry thoroughly. Flux remover is absolutely safe to use: non-toxic, non-abrasive, non-flammable and water soluble. You'll find your patinas turn out more uniform when you use CJ's.
Shake before using. Apply CJ's directly to finished piece immediately after soldering. Scrub entire piece (glass, lead, solder joints) with soft brush and warm water, then rinse clean. If using a patina, apply now and rinse again.
Heres our list of 5 Favorite New Items from the November 2013 edition of Stained Glass News. In addition to information packed articles, every issue of Stained Glass News features the newest items for glass artists. Read on to learn more about these exciting supplies. 1. Papyros Kiln Shelf Release Paper in Precut 13" Rounds Time seems to be in short supply these days, especially during the busy holiday season. Save time and say goodbye to wasted shelf paper with Papyros Precuts. The convenient 13" round pieces are die-cut to fit your 14" – 16" kiln, so youll never be stuck trimming shelf paper when youd rather be cutting glass and creating. Each piece offers the full benefits of this favorite kiln liner – it holds up, often for several firings, and clean up is a snap. At Delphi, you
Why are there different colors of foil? Copper foil is available with several color backings. The backing is on the adhesive side of the foil so that when the foil is wrapped around a piece of transparent glass the color backing is visible if you look inside the foiled area through the glass. This sounds like a small detail, but if you patina your solder lines, a different color foil backing would be very obvious if you used cathedral or clear glass. If you plan on using copper patina the copper foil with no color backing will match, if you plan on leaving the solder in its natural silver color the silver foil will match, or black backed foil for black patina. By using matched foil and solder finish you eliminate having a black solder line with a halo of copper showing through the glass. Im having difficulty getting a
2012 is looking like a banner year for art glass. To give you an idea of what your fellow artists are creating, weve compiled a list of our top 10 most popular products since January. Among the most notable trends of 2012 are fused jewelry and bottle art. In particular, artists are loving Colour de Verres round bead molds and our wide selection holey molds. We are also seeing a growing interest in bottle art. Bottle art is everywhere on social networks and in our artist gallery. Artists have dedicated entire Pinterest pin boards to Bottle Art (Delphi included). Number one on our list is the Craig Mitchell Smith 7-Piece Floral and Foliage mold. Customers are loving its quality and versatility, and Craig is becoming quite the celebrity. Check out the list for other notable favorites. Whats your favorite product so far this year? 1. Craig Mitchell Smith Floral and