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Small Leaf Assortment Casting and Slumping Mold

Small Leaf Assortment Casting and Slumping Mold

Item# 77862
1 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Small leaf assortment casting & slumping mold, June 30, 2011 4 stars
Pros
I found these molds easy to use, and don't bother with the special mold release.
Cons
They are hard to clean
Other Thoughts
You can also just cut out leaf shapes from glass and mold the veining into the glass, which I actually prefer to casting the frit. You can get a thinner leaf, more options (like irid or dicro) and more consistent results.
Small Cone Former Mold

Small Cone Former Mold

Item# 806133
small cone flow mold, January 22, 2011 3 stars
Pros
This mold makes delightful little centers that really bring an added dimension to the flowers.
Cons
The molded glass is difficult to remove from the mold. I find I need to tap around the glass (sometimes quite vigorously) to release it, and eventually the molds break. Although I did get a dozen or so firings from them. The large cone doesn't seem to have this problem.
Other Thoughts
Perhaps if the mold material was thicker in the cone it wouldn't be as fragile.
Small Cone Former Mold

Small Cone Former Mold

Item# 806133
small cone flow mold, January 22, 2011 3 stars
Pros
This mold makes delightful little centers that really bring an added dimension to the flowers.
Cons
The molded glass is difficult to remove from the mold. I find I need to tap around the glass (sometimes quite vigorously) to release it, and eventually the molds break. Although I did get a dozen or so firings from them. The large cone doesn't seem to have this problem.
Other Thoughts
Perhaps if the mold material was thicker in the cone it wouldn't be as fragile.
Marking Pen Enamel Assortment

Marking Pen Enamel Assortment

Item# 758151
Marking Pens, September 21, 2010 1 stars
Pros
none
Cons
These pens are very difficult to use. The paints does not come out easily, I can barely squeeze it out. And if/when it does come out it is uneven; in globs or streaks. Also doesn't show well on dark colors even if you do manage to get enough out to show on the unfired glass.
Watercolor Enamel Assortment

Watercolor Enamel Assortment

Item# 758150
1 of 2 found the following review helpful:
watercolor enamel, January 28, 2010 3 stars
Pros
I found these colors very easy to work with and they blend well.
Cons
No instructions
Other Thoughts
I've found much better results firing between 1250-1300. Although if you lay them on more thickly you can fire hotter. I think they are worth playing around with.
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joined:Apr 16, 2008
location:BOTHELL, WA US
display name:Fantastic Fusion