April’s Fresh From the Kiln – Crackle

Posted by on Apr 25, 2015 in Art, Blog, Fresh from the Kiln | 0 comments

Earlier this month I wrote a blog about an e-book I read – “Glass fusing design techniques with powders on fiber paper”.  I wanted show you what I made based on the book. I’ve taken crackle classes before, however this technique a little different.  I really like this technique and will probably be making more.

April’s fused glass book review is about the E-book “Glass fusing design techniques with powders on fiber paper” by Lena Beckeus. I’ve taken powder’s on fiber paper classes before and I bought this e-book as a backup and because Lena’s fused glass pieces are truly unique.

I like this fused glass technique because it’s so versatile. Here are two others I made based on this technique. You can see how different each one is.

Fused Glass Crackle dish

Fused Glass Crackle dish

Fused Glass Crackle dish

Fused Glass Crackle dish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also made a votive using the technique.

Fused Glass Crackle votive

Fused Glass Crackle votive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I liked it so much I am making two night lights as well both with the tree of life decals. So pretty.

Fused Glass crackle nightlight

Fused Glass crackle nightlight

Fused Glass crackle nightlight

Fused Glass crackle nightlight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall I like this fused glass e-book, it has a couple of different techniques all interesting and unique but at the same time related to the overall concept. I would have liked it even more with a few additional step by step pictures and instructions. However, most of the information is there you just have to read a little more (I read it cover to cover – twice). I think for new people who have never done this fused glass technique before it would be a little difficult without a little more instructions would be helpful i.e., how to bend the fiber paper.

I don’t normally make excuses for authors, but in this case I will. Lena is an expert at fused glass powders on fiber paper technique and sometimes when one is very good at a technique they forget not everyone knows every little step like they do. In addition, to being an expert Lena isn’t from the states so sometimes I think simple things get lost in translation.  Additionally, Lena started a Facebook group for those who bought the e-book and has given additional help where needed i.e. the folding.

Over all it’s a good e-book and I recommend the book and joining Lena’s Facebook group.

If you get a chance, check out all my sites: Elegantfusedglassbykaren, Fused Glass by Karen, My Etsy store, my Art fire Store, my Pinterest, and my YouTube Channel.

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Keeping my Kiln warm,

Karen

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