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« on: January 13, 2013 11:29:16 AM »

Was reading Boyce Lundstrom's excellent book "Advanced Fusing Techniques--Glass Fusing Book Two" and was intrigued by bas relief. This is the result of my first experiment:

Forest:


Woman's face:


Flower:


Two Trees:


It's amazing how different they look with different backgrounds and different lights. Basically, I put a lava cloth down on my kiln shelf, then layered thin-fire kiln paper or thick, previously used fiber paper on top to make a design. On top of that I put iridescent glass irid side down, then a piece of clear glass on top.

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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2013 01:36:35 PM »

What interesting ideas you have, I like the texture of the bas relief glass.
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2013 04:46:37 PM »

Sounds like an interesting technique. Can you build shapes out of paper or clay and wrap them in kiln paper?
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2013 05:18:08 PM »

I'm not sure about the clay unless it can be fired to a high temperature and maintain its integrity. If you use paper, it has to be thin fire kiln paper or fiber paper. Regular paper would just burn out.
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2013 10:03:36 AM »

Awesome experiments, CrazyEye!  I love the detail you were able to pull in Woman's Face.

I was also intrigued by bas relief and enrolled in a Richard Parrish workshop held this past weekend.  It was amazing - really made you think about how the glass changes under different conditions.  We did some samples with fiber paper, carved fiber board, wet fiber blanket, various glass types, both sheet glass and powders/frits, and some interesting cold working techniques .  I have about a million projects swirling around my itty bitty brain right now - too bad I don't have time to try them out!
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2013 06:06:29 PM »

Have you tried the rope fiber stuff? It can be fired as well and it nice for making mono-molds that an be modified.
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