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Royal Antique Green - 90 COE

Royal Antique Green - 90 COE

Item# R5571
0 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Nice results, January 20, 2013 4 stars
Pros
Striking product.
Cons
Green pigment is water soluble. Don't try to grind it before it is fused like I did! The green rinses off.
Other Thoughts
Slightly softer than Bullseye so make sure any seams in the underlying glass are tight or it will sink and leave a thin spot. DON'T GET IT WET before firing!
Black Enamel Marking Pen

Black Enamel Marking Pen

Item# 75868
Nice result but took strength, January 20, 2013 4 stars
Pros
Made a nice fairly thin line. Could clean up mistakes by using a damp paintbrush after it was dry. Fired nicely at 1300.
Cons
Difficult to squeeze the pen and hold it at the correct angle to get a consistent line.
Other Thoughts
Once I got the hang of it, it worked nicely. Had to hold it fairly perpendicular to the glass for the pen to flow. Took a lot of hand strength. I could not work with it for more than 20 min before my hand hurt.
Acrylic Enamel Assortment

Acrylic Enamel Assortment

Item# 75848
1 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Worked perfectly, January 20, 2013 5 stars
Pros
Colors mix like paint. Nice color assortment.
Cons
A little thick out of the tube but works fine when thinned with water.
Other Thoughts
Use them like acrylic paints. Fired to 1300 without any problems burning off. Worked better when applying multiple thing layers vs. on thick layer.
Economy Shelf Paper - 41 x 33' Roll

Economy Shelf Paper - 41" x 33' Roll

Item# 7074
It works, great price, January 3, 2013 5 stars
Pros
Prevents sticking, leaves a smooth finish
Cons
Shrinks. Curls if not weighted.
Other Thoughts
Plan for 1/4 inch extra for shrinkage. Don't cut it excessively larger than your piece or it will curl over and leave a residue. If you know how it behaves and plan for it, it works great!
spisano comment on Bridge landscape
October 9, 2012

This is so impressionistic and reminiscent of Monet it has to be my #1 choice.

Glassline Bubble Pen Assortment

Glassline Bubble Pen Assortment

Item# 79422
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Nice addition to the studio, February 20, 2012 4 stars
Pros
Fuses nicely, great colors. Smoother than liquid stringer.
Cons
Although they give you tiny tips, detail is difficult. Difficult to mix and get proper consistency if they are not used frequently.
Other Thoughts
Has a matte finish if used on top. Shrinks as it dries so use a thin coating or it dimples. Get additional tips to avoid continuous switching. Manipulate with a paintbrush for additional effects.
Flat Top Wine Bottle Stopper

Flat Top Wine Bottle Stopper

Item# 63932
0 of 1 found the following review helpful:
I like it., November 8, 2009 4 stars
Pros
Don't have to grind glass to exact size. Can decorate both sides.
Cons
Area is very large. Stopper is rather heavy.
Silver On Thin Clear - 90 COE

Silver On Thin Clear - 90 COE

Item# 90124
2 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Excellent, February 12, 2009 5 stars
Pros
Very consistent. My students refer to small chips as diamonds since it looks like little sparkly diamonds when sprinkled on a piece and fused.
Cons
On the brittle side, sometimes does not score well.
Other Thoughts
Overall excellent and well worth it.
Cyan / Copper On Thin Black - 90 COE

Cyan / Copper On Thin Black - 90 COE

Item# 90250
Inconsistent Color, February 12, 2009 2 stars
Pros
Beautiful results, regardless of the color produced.
Cons
Fired color can range from lime to blue-green to the coppery-gold shown. Not so good when you are trying to get gold and come up with lime green. Of 5 different sheets I've ordered, only 1 has been usable as copper/gold.
Other Thoughts
CBS applies the color within a tolerance range which clearly varies greatly in this product. Buy it in person if possible. If you have a good sample you can easily tell how far off it is before buying.
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joined:Feb 10, 2005
location:Big Pine Key, FL US
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