Painted Horse Head in Horseshoe on Turquoise Glass
This eye-catching fused glass panel is part of our Painted Work Collection of equestrian home decor. It measures 10″ x 8.75″.
The bold equestrian motif and rich color will be an attention-getter in any horse lover’s home. Whether you’re enhancing your own living space or looking for the perfect gift for a horse-loving friend, this remarkable creation promises to be a treasured addition to any surroundings.
Creating it was a 4-step process.
Creating the Image: The black and white antique design was printed on specialty transfer film for glass using laser toner containing iron. The film was applied to a piece of 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.
Painting the Design: After cooling, what had been black ink was now iron oxide, also known as rust, and accordingly the lines of the image were now sepia-colored. A combination of enamel and mica paints were used to color the image.
Selecting the Background Glass: A rectangle of rich, opaque turquoise was chosen and cut to size for the background.
Second Firing: After the paint was dry, the clear glass was placed on top of the turquoise 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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