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Glassline Pen - Black

Glassline Pen - Black

Item# 802002
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
"Brilliant", September 23, 2010 5 stars
Pros
I used the metal nozzle (large size) on a bottle of white, drew designs on 20 black glass cabochons I had pre-fused and then fused them at the recommended temperature of 1500f or 815c, on a short nine and a half hours fusing schedule for a sc2 paragon kiln. Every one came out perfect and the ease of use meant I had very few mistakes. If I made a mistake it wiped away easily with a damp tissue. I drew swirls, leaves, dots, trees and they all look sensational.They have had bails attached and go into the local gallery tomorrow for sale. Black base with white glassline pen is superb and is also great with dichroic if drawn onto any black areas.It gives a matte finish on a shiny black background and stays as bright after firing as before and keeps its shape. Cabs to the back of the kiln fully fused and cabs to the front kept their slight relief above the surface.
Cons
The smaller metal tip I cannot manage to push any shading material through but the larger works a treat and is not too large for fine lines for jewelry.With the cap on give the bottle a vigorous shake, remove cap and screw on large tip. Point tip down, over tissue paper and gently squeeze until a small amount comes out. Wipe the tip on a tissue and your bottle is primed to go. A gentle squeeze is all that is needed for this to flow consistently. The metal needles clear any blockages if it dries in the tip.
Cyan / Dark Dark Red On Thin Black - 90 COE

Cyan / Dark Dark Red On Thin Black - 90 COE

Item# 90260
A Great , July 25, 2010 5 stars
Pros
This is a great winter color and one that goes beautifully with a brown, black, or autumn colored outfit. It is quite a deep colour, a deep rusty brown, and has a deep russet sunset, smooth glossy finish when it is fired and left exposed to the surface.It looks great sliced and placed directly alongside the same color (sliced) on clear, with the dichroic side down. Alternate for the length of the pendant, on a black opal base, and fully fuse. Lovely.
Cons
It is a little on the "dark side", so its usage as pendant material is limited to the colder months I feel. Also it doesn't go with much else in the dichroic colour spectrum. Fabulous quality though, as usual from this manufacturer.
Green/ Magenta Blue Aurora Borealis On Thin Clear - 96 COE

Green/ Magenta Blue Aurora Borealis On Thin Clear - 96 COE

Item# X1111
My Favourite Dichroic, July 25, 2010 5 stars
Pros
The best colors,stunning to etch with a dremel tool (fuse onto black opal). Smooth fired finish. My favorite of all dichroics of any brand.
Cons
It disappears too quickly as it sells as fast as I can fuse it into jewelery.
Dicro Slide Pack

Dicro Slide Pack

Item# 1054
Dicro Slide, April 3, 2009 3 stars
Pros
I have found dicro slide to be very versatile, especially if you like being more creative. I've found it to be very popular on my pendants and I can use it on all COE,s of glass.
Cons
I am only halfway through my large set and they are starting to degrade. I must have bought them about a year ago, and back then I could use a hole punch without any damage to the punched out image, however now I can't punch out the gold or magenta/green without the dichroic image disintergrating off the film and into the water. Even just picking up a piece from in the water with tweezers or fingers is enough for it to just dissipate into the water and it is difficult to punch an image out without damaging it.It reminds me of what happens if you touch a butterfly wing,the wing loses its colour.I keep them separate and in their own packaging in a dry cupboard.
Other Thoughts
Despite half the pack now being not very useful, I do love the stuff, and whatever dicro slide goes onto the glass and is fired is permanent and looks great, providing I can get a sharp image to begin with.I am saving for more, and I have learn't that I just need to use them up much more quickly.
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joined:May 07, 2007
location:Launceston, Tasmania, International AU
display name:tassie