Powdered Frit Paint
I ordered 4 jars of frit powder to experiment creating art on glass. I found the recipe for using alovera gel with the powder and some water to make paint. I kind of like this paint better then Glassline paint but I need to do a little more experimenting before I can say for sure. Below are some test pieces I made by just squeezing the paint out of a squeeze bottle with a tip. This piece I pulled thru the wet paint with a tooth pick to achieve the pattern. All the pieces below were full fused to 1500f. The paint became part of the glass and produced a very shiny surface. The paint becomes one with the glass. All the alovera burns off nicely.
The piece on the left was done differently. I sprayed the clear glass with hairspray and sifted on a heavy layer of black glass powder then I drew through the powder with a tooth pick to make the design. I then sprayed it with hair spray from a distance so as not to blow away the powder. I placed that layer of glass on top of an orange piece of glass. It was also full fired at 1500f. The next two pieces were done with alovera powder paint.
This piece was done with bubble Glassline paint In between two pieces of clear glass. The bubbles were very small after firing. Not what I expected. I wonder if thicker paint would make bigger bubbles. I drew on the top layer with Glassline paint in black and copper.