Patent for Antique Horse Blanket – Art Glass Panel
This distinctive fused glass panel is part of our Painted Work Collection of equestrian home decor. It measures 10″ x 8.75″.
The rich color and historic motif of this equestrian glass panel are bound to make it a focal point in any horse lover’s home. The design is an antique patent for a horse blanket from 1873.
Creating it was a 4-step process.
Selecting the Glass: Two pieces of glass were cut. Clear glass was used to create the top layer with the image, and white glass was chosen for the background.
Creating the Image: The black and white design was printed on specialty transfer film for glass using laser toner containing iron. The film was applied to the clear glass and fired at 1350 degrees, the temperature at which the iron in the ink chemically bonded with the glass, and the transfer material burned off.
strong>Painting the Design: After cooling, what had been black ink was now iron oxide (aka rust), and the lines of the image were now sepia-colored. Colors were applied to the image using enamel paints made for fusing on glass.
Selecting the Background Glass: We used a piece of white glass for the background. The irregular edge, created during the manufacturing process, added appeal to the finished piece.
Fusing in the Kiln: When the paint was dry, the image was placed on top of the white glass, and the panel was placed in the kiln where it was heated to 1475 degrees, the temperature at which the two layers melted and fused together.
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