6mm base created using clear Uroboros, Bullseye NeoLavender glass and large chunks of True Blue and Sky Blue. Tile design - Bullseye Light Amber and Uroboros Light Cherry. Image screenprinted and hand traced using Reusche' Best Black enamel. Several mattes with Reusche' Bistre Brown and Persian Red. Eye color airbrushed Strong Blue enamel - Lips and nails matted with FuseMaster transparent Beet Red enamel.
"Ride On!!" - Inspired by an enameled metal sculpture at my gym. Strip construction with transparent glass. Processes used: Lots of patience ... strip construction is figgety! ... Hand tracing, screenprinting with glass enamels and sifting of glass powder through silkscreen. Working on a proper stand!
"Queen Nefertitti" - Started as 11 inch circular 6mm base using new Bullseye Amber/Gold Irid and Grey/Silver Irid. Image of Nefertitti and cartouche added on surface. Processes used: Screenprinting, airbrushing, sponge resist with Colorline Metallic Gold enamel, color details hand brushed with FuseMaster enamels ... final detail achieved with Stiff Black Bullseye Powder sifted through a silkscreen of lined half tone image. Many firings and careful planning require to complete.
Lady Liberty ... Sad and scared. Hinged triptych 10"x24" Fused glass base, images hand traced and screenprinted using glass enamels. Raised lettering applied with powder sifted through silkscreen; multiple mattes for shading. Triptych frame constructed using Neilson frame stock, plastic hinge and led lighting.
1937 Ford Cabriolet ... a gift for my nephew who owned one of these in the 1950s. Fantastic car!! I prepared the images in Photoshop and ordered 2 decals from Inplainsight.com - one for park background, and another for the car and detail panels that appear below. Procedure: Applied park background decal to 3mm white glass, and fired it ... almost 20 hour firing! Next, I sifted a very fine layer of clear powder over the fired layer, capped it with 3mm 90COE Uroboros glass and full fused. Once fired, I applied an opaque Fuse Master enamel underlay for second decal using a silkscreen - it provides the necessary white background for decal, and also keeps any image from bottom layer from showing through when 2nd decal is applied. Decal of the car and detail panels was applied and fired. Next I added text using a silkscreen and opaque FuseMaster enamel. After final firing, I added copper foil overlays and soldered them. Frame is a Neilson metal frame.
The Doctor Stuck In An Alternate Plaid Universe ... started as simple Patty Gray melt, but bubble developed, and I saw the possibilities! Incorporated recently learned infinity mirror skills to complete the diptych - Both pieces backlighted with LED in metal frames. Realized that I would have to add auxiliary LED lighting to the surface. Playing with both transmitted and reflected light ... quite a challenge. Enjoyed doing this project, and I let it take me where it wanted to go ... kind of like "The Doctor."
Decal Photo of our "world travelers". Base piece created with halftone #110 screen sifted with Bullseye Egyptian Blue Powder ... light dusting of clear powder before full fuse with clear Uroboros 90COE glass on top ... dammed to keep corners square. First step was to create underlayment screen in photoshop and screenprint with FuseMaster Opaque White Enamel and fired. Next, the decal (from inplainsightart.com) was applied over the white underlayment and fired. Then the plane/window design was screenprinted using Reusche Best Black enamel and fired. Red stripe was applied to plane using masking tape and small sponge dauber with FuseMaster LowFire Red enamel. Then Locations screenprinted with FuseMaster LowFire Blue enamel. Finished piece displayed in Neilson metal frame.
Cody Wyoming ... 5x10 shadowbox frame with glass panel in front and also in the back. Image split into "foreground" and "background - screenprinted on reverse side of glass - painted and fired using glass enamels which were either screenprinted, traced, matted or air-brushed. Sky was created using Bullseye Blue/White streaky and attached to bottom section with foil/solder. When pieces were done and mounted, both panels needed illumination, so I created a metal box set into the back of the shadowbox frame fitted with LED lights. Another project that took on a life of its own.
This Pedestal Frame has a front panel and a back panel of glass ... image was split into foreground and background, then screenprinted to separate pieces of glass and reverse painted ... each color was fired separately. Image size appx 5"x10". Decided not to backlight this piece to keep it more "acoustic" and natural.
Miss the show, so now I have a memory. Two pieces of 9x9 3mm glass ... front one with bloody border screenprinted with two coats of Reusche Best Black enamel. First print was not opaque enough to hide the LED lights, so I screened another coat and fired it. Nick's image was modified in photoshop and then screenprinted on clear Uroboros glass. Colorization was traced, screenprinted, air-brushed and/or matted using Reusche enamels and edited/removed with brushes and sharpened sticks. LED lights installed within the shadow box frame interior with mirrors to create the infinity effect.
Grad Invitation - screen printed cloud image with Bullseye Egyptian Blue powder on opaque white 6x6 3mm "tile," which was tack fired and then capped with clear 3mm glass and full fused. Image was prepared using Photoshop. Silkscreen prepared with text and halftone portrait - printed on glass using Reusche Best Black enamel. Hair was modified with sharpened stick after drying and before firing. Panther Paw was created with vinyl resist and Colorline Gold enamel applied with dauber. Tile frame is from Aftosa online ... Love these frames - they can be hung or placed on table top using short piece of dowel which is included.
Puppy in the Tulips. 6x6 base. Bottom piece is Bullseye Cascade FrenchVanilla & Turquoise. Puppy is custom digital decal which was applied to the top after base was capped and full fused. Green FuseMaster enamel used for flower/grass - tulips made from powder wafers. A little medium and coarse frit added to "ground" the design. Finished glass tile displayed in Aftosa tile frame.
"Who Knew The Universe Could Be So Complicated? Who Knew? ... Once again, politics and art intermingled. This piece was done using Chery Chapman's wonderful tutorial on Reverse Painting. I am loving this process, and learning a lot at the same time ... mostly about the use of High Fire Enamels and how to effectively apply them. Fond of the "woodcut" look achieved using her process. Several more in the works. 12 inch round - a little over 3mm thick.
Colorado Creek ... 9x18 oval. The image was purchased from Adobe Stock, and modified for screenprinting in Photoshop. The base was built ala Peter McGrain with colored pieces of glass fused on top of clear piece of glass. Image was screenprinted using Black Reusche Best Black enamel. Separate screen used to add flying geese. Sun was sifted marigold powdered frit using a stencil. Sky is a piece of Clear/White streaky reverse painted with air brush using Colorline Light Sky enamel. Several mattes applied and manipulated to provide shading throughout the image. Wish my camera could catch the glow this piece has in the morning sun!!