Glassline Paint Stamping on Glass by Irene Richardson of Happy Glass Art Supply
Items needed for the process:
* Two Self Inking Print Kits —> ( I Googled DIY self inking stamping kit to find them)
* Double Strength window Glass for Palette
* Palette Knife
* Razor Blade
* Coe96 Glass due to its’ smoothness
* Tooth Pick or Short Skewer
* Glassline Paint
* The Essential Glue Pad
* Scrapbooking Stamps
* Rubbing Alcohol
* Flour Sack Towel
* 2 oz portion cup w/ lid
* A piece of Black Paper and a piece of White Paper that is at least 8-1/2 x 11”
* Butcher Paper or Waxed Backed meat wrapping paper. Instructions:
Place the Butcher Paper with the wax side down touching the table then lay all of my needed items on the Butcher Paper. It makes for a nice work area.
Squeeze some of the paint onto the palette to dry. I use a hair dryer to assist in the drying process. I prop the hair dryer onto a towel and aim it at the paint and walk away for about 10 minutes.
While the paint is drying it is a good time to prepare the stamps. The lettering is placed onto the stamp in reverse. Do take a close look at my lettering on the stamp. I have 2 of the kits so that I have enough letters to have on the stamping area what I desire to have written. I tried one and it was not enough. I picked up my kits at Staples.
I removed my stamping area from the stamping mechanism so that I could have better control of where the stamping happens on the glass and it makes it easier for me to place the lettering.
Look at the paint and if it is not fully dry be sure to allow the hair dryer to do a bit more drying for you.
Scrape the dry paint from the palette using the razor blade then chop it with the razor blade.
Work the dry paint using a palette knife; squishing and chopping it to have a powder look to eliminate any grainy or lumpy paint. The more powdery the better. Some of us have a paint Muller, if you do then it would be good to use it to smash up the grains of the paint.
When you have your paint in powder form you are now ready to begin your glass prep work. Cut your glass to the size you desire. For this tutorial I cut 3-1/2” x 2” rectangles. That is business card size. I clean the glass two times using rubbing alcohol and a flour sack towel.
Wet my essential glue pad with the glue solution. Then I place the lettered stamp onto the essential glue pad to wet the lettering with the glue.
Place the stamp onto the glass press down firmly and be careful not to smudge the stamping. I lift off the stamp from the glass in a pulling motion. I look very closely at the stamped glue on the glass in several angles to insure the clarity of the lettering that is in glue form on the stamp. If it is smudged I clean it off with rubbing alcohol and flour sack towel then repeat the process until it looks good.
Set the glass to be powdered onto my cleaned palette. If you are working larger pieces then use a paper under the glass to be powdered to be able to capture the left over powder. I then take the powdered paint and pour it onto one side of the glued lettered area. I sweep it across the glue area giving a push down of the powder as I go. I am careful to not put the paint brush into the exposed glue.
Brush the excess powder into the 2 oz container and write on the lid what I have put into the container for future use.
Examine closely the stamped paint and if there are any imperfections I scrape them away using a tooth pick/skewer/razor blade. As you can see I removed the phone number from the black tile. It was smudged and really not needed in the end.
The stamps can be cleaned using warm soapy water and brush with a soft bristled tooth brush/baby tooth brush.
Place the art on thinfire paper with the paint side up. No cap and no dusting of powders or frits on the stamped paint area on this fuse. I then place it in the kiln for a Tac Fuse /Dimensional Fuse recipe that works well in my kiln. Do adjust the recipe for your kiln as needed. Some run hot/cool …!
Should you desire to cap then fuse again to a different finished look then that will work just great.
If you have questions simply reach out to me, I am glad to help.
I hope you enjoy stamping as much as I do.
If you are working with Celsius please do convert the recipe to be as such.
Segment Rate/HR Temp/F Hold
1 200 1000 .10
2 400 1350 .10
3 9999/AFAP 950 .30
4 100 800 .15