Category Archives: New Products

New fusing products, stained glass products, gift line, and jewelry making supplies from Stained Glass Express.

Colors for Earth – New Stuff!

We have been distributors for Colors for Earth Paint since August 2017. Since we started stocking, we have added new products as they came out.

The Colors for Earth logo.

One thing we added is Piping Paste, which comes in white and black and is great to use as an outline. It is raised off the surface and creates a dam so that you can apply your paint inside the areas, not “outside the lines.”

Piping paste.

We also added the layering mix for paint pours, which is such a fun thing to do.

Beautiful dishes made using the Paint Pour technique.

We recently added some of the “glitz” to our lines of Bubble Art, G Series and Gs Series. The following is from the Colors For Earth website.

That’s Pretty Shifty!

Shifty and CFL are two terms to describe the same thing — a pallet of glass that changes color based on the light that it is under. CFL stands for “compact fluorescent light.” The glass changes its apparent color in fluorescent lighting.

The first CFL/shifty glass was done by Glass Alchemy in 2014, with the color Serum. Next, came Terps.

Serum by Glass Alchemy

Terps by Glass Alchemy

 

These are a bit tough to get, but other CFLs are available:

Potion by Glass Alchemy

 

Gemini by Northstar

 

Hydra by Northstar

 

Siriusly by Northstar

Check our hot glass section for availability.

 

Tiffany Aventurine – A Celebration!

How beautiful is this VASE!?  (I FEEL LIKE I COULD JUST POST THE PICTURE AND IT WOULD BE ENOUGH!)

This vase was made c. 1910.  It is Aventurine Lava Blown Glass by Tiffany Studios.  This is currently on display in the new exhibition at the Morse Museum called “Iridescence—A Celebration”.

This vase was among Tiffany’s treasured A-Coll (Artist Collection) pieces exhibited at Laurelton Hall.  It is a striking vase and was made by draping lava like aventurine glass over iridescent gold glass.  The name aventurine references the quartz-like glass with sparkling particles developed in Murano, Italy around 1910 when this was made.

You can use aventurine glass for your treasures also.  Available from Bullseye and Oceanside in flat glass and frit.   Usually available in black, blue or green.  It has been a little tough to get lately but we have some.  Click here to order.

 

 

Always Need More

So, so true! And mostly it is glass.  You just can’t stop.  Sometimes it is for a project, sometimes because it is a basic color that you always use, and sometimes it is just because it is too beautiful or unusual to resist.

Thank you for that. You keep the industry going!

We have a great stock of heads and tails in for our annual Invite Night sale April 6th. They will be available to one and all after the sale.

PAINT POURS—THE RAGE!

Paint pours are one of the most fun, exciting things to come along in our industry in a while.  It is easy, and the results are amazing.

Many people are doing this on canvas with acrylic paints, but in this industry we are going it on glass with enamel paints that can be fired.

To do one of these projects you need:  paints, layering mix, little cups, stir sticks, butane torch (optional), tray for catching the paint.

https://www.stainedglassexpress.com/glass-paint-layering-mix-8-oz-.html

https://www.stainedglassexpress.com/painting-markers/colors-for-earth-glass-enamels/

Some of the terminology you will hear are as follows:

Dirty Pour.  You pour/layer your paint in a cup and then set the glass on top of the cup and flip it over.  Let the colors slide down and then lift the cup.  So many variations.  You can slide the cup around before picking it up or tilt it.  After the cup is off you can blow with a straw or blow with the butane, drag something through it.  You can also just kind of sling/dump the paint from the cup.  Use more than one cup.

Straight pour:  Paint is poured/drizzled/dropped on the surface one at a time.   Then you can use the variations above.

Once the color is all over the surface you can wait a bit and then gently skin over the wet surface using an old credit card, palette, knife, fan brush etc.  You can use the butane to bring up bubbles or pop air bubbles.

Other fun things are to use a colander for pouring, or a sifter to sift dry powdered color on a wet base, a slotted spoon to create patterns, funnel to create pours.  Let your imagination run wild!

 

 

Offset Square Pendants Mold – NEW PRODUCT

OffsetSquarePendantsMoldItem # 48M998   $49.99

Each firing of this mold creates six pendants in three different sizes.

Pieces are light and perfectly sized.

Fill them with frit or use thin sheet dichroic to create exceptional pieces.

Pendants measure 1.125″, 1.375″ and 1.675″.

Mold measures 7 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ x 1″.

Made from high quality ceramic for many firings.

Offset Round Pendants Mold – NEW PRODUCT

OffsetRoundPendantsMoldItem # 48M997   $49.99

Each firing of this mold creates six pendants in three different sizes.

Pieces are light and perfectly sized.

Fill them with frit or use thin sheet dichroic to create exceptional pieces.

Pendants measure 1.125″, 1.375″ and 1.675″.

Mold measures 7 3/4″ x 5″ x 1″.

Made from high quality ceramic for many firings.

Candle Sconces Book – NEW PRODUCT

CandleSconcesBook

Item # 90058   $29.99

Stained glass wall sconces for candles!

16 original candle sconce patterns for all skill levels.

Full color instructions.

No hardware to buy. Any style of candle can be used.

36 full color pages. 122 photographs.

16 full size pattern templates with easy to follow step by step instructions.