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           Glassline Paint Pens
Glassline Fusible Paint Pen Use:
Materials:
Cathedral Glass, Design, Latex gloves, Rubbing alcohol, Flour sack towel, Tooth pick, Razor Blade,
Paint Brush with Soft Bristles for sweeping, Paint Brush with Hard Bristles for stippling, Hair dryer
White paper:
Directions for Tracing:
1.    Put on your gloves and clean the glass with rubbing alcohol and the flour sack towel.  If you choose to not wear gloves then be
aware that fingerprints can show up on the glass after it is fired.  
2.    Set your design on your work table then set your glass on top of the design.
3.    Prepare your paint by shaking it.  It should sound very sloshy when shaking it.  If it is not sloshy sounding then add a little bit of
water and shake some more.  
A.    Note: If you over water your paints then set it aside with the lid off to allow the water to evaporate.
4.    Screw on the metal applicator tip size that you desire.
5.    On a clean test pallet draw a line.  If you have to squeeze hard then more water will need to be added.
6.    Once you have the flow and feel practice line the way you like then begin tracing the design onto your glass.
7.    Be sure to not make the paint too thick.  It will look cracked when it dries and then it will look cracked when you fire it.
8.    Dry your paint with a hair dryer.
9.    Scrape away unwanted paint using a scraping tool such as a toothpick, razor blade, Xacto knife, or any scraping tool you like..
10.    Sweep away the particles of paint that were scraped away using a soft bristled paint brush.
11.    Chop up the scraped away paint particles on a pallet to become small granules using a razor blade then put them back into the
bottle to be re-moistened and re-used.
12.   When we have dust of the paints sometimes I put the dust in a 2oz portion cup, write on the lid the GA number of the paint.  Then
use the dust sprinkled on art like I do with frit.  Just another way to use the Glassline paints all up in a different way.
13.    Fire the painted piece with the painted side up with no cap.  The higher you go in temp the more vibrant the paints become.  So
they are the most vibrant on full fused art.

Firing Recipe for COE 96 piece that is 5” Square and One piece thick.
Segment    Rate/HR    Temp    Hold
1                300            1375    0.10
2              9999             950     0.30  First anneal
3               100              800     0.15  Second anneal hold time for me is half the time of the first anneal.
Do adjust the recipe to work with your kiln.  The firing should be at least to a dimensional fuse to make the paint be adhered to the
glass.

Stippling the paints on glass:
1.     Put on your gloves and clean the glass with rubbing alcohol and the flour sack towel.  If you choose to not wear gloves then be
aware that fingerprints can show up on the glass after it is fired.  
2.    Set your design on your work table then set your glass on top of the design.
3.    Prepare your paint by shaking it.  It should sound very slushy when shaking it.  If it is not slushy sounding then add a little bit of
water and shake some more.  
A.    Note: If you over water your paints then set it aside with the lid off to allow the water to evaporate.
4.    Squeeze a few different colors of the paints onto your glass then take a stippler brush and stomp it into the paints and all over the
glass.  If you stomp too many times into the mixed colors it will turn the colors to brown.  I try to keep the stomping limited to slight
stomping of a couple of colors then clean out the brush and stomp more.
5.    Dry the paints with a hair dryer then set in the kiln paint side up with no cap and fire per the recipe above.
Airbrushing can be performed as well.  Simply water the paints to an air brush mixture flowing thickness and apply to the glass with an
air brush.
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Glassline Bubble Paint Pens
Cathedral Glass, Design, Latex gloves, Rubbing alcohol, Flour sack towel, Tooth pick, Razor Blade,
Paint Brush with Soft Bristles for sweeping, Paint Brush with Hard Bristles for stippling, Hair dryer
White paper:  Hand mixer.
The Glassline Bubble Paint Pens can be used similarly as the Glassline Paint Pens with a few changes.
The Glassline Bubble Pens paint clumps up in the bottle so to make the paint flow quite easily I simply take the paint out of the bottle
and put it into a large mixing bowl then mix it on LOW with a mixer, add some water to obtain the consistency that I desire then put it
back into the bottle.  If I have left over then I put it into a portion cup with a lid and write the product name on it then add it to my bottle
as the bottle becomes empty enough to do so.  If you have added too much water simply let the water evaporate by leaving the lid off
for as long as it takes for the paint to be the consistency you desire.  ** Be sure to put it somewhere that it will not be knocked over.**

The Bubble Paints applied in a nice flowing manner that is not thick wads is the best for a good result.
No pre-firing needed.  Be sure the paint is dry prior to capping.  You can use a hair dryer or wait until the next day to fire.
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