If you’ve been around this blog for a while you may have noticed that I like to experiment…with pretty much everything. This experiment started out as a quick scribble with my oil paint pen set to see if it would produce anything useful when fused.
For this test I drew the same design in gold on one piece of glass, and silver on the other and then rotated one so they were opposite. I think that the metallic pens have some real possibilities for actual design.
After the tests looked good, I decided to try some actual glass art pieces. I started with a kiln carving pattern and added some glass:
After the whole heart was filled in, I added another layer of glass and fused the whole thing flat. I should note here, make sure you work in a well ventilated space, the fumes are a little strong from the oil paint.