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How To Use Glass Frit
What Is Glass Frit
Glass frit is finely chopped fusable glass which can be use in fusable glass projects such as jewelry making, plate slumping, glass figurines, and many more.
Glass frit can come in many colors and sizes. Crushed glass can be made into a confetti glass frit.
What's great about frit is that you can simply throw it around to create a unique look on your piece or you can place it in designated areas, and you can add liquid stringer to create a frit paste (painting with frit).
Lastly, you can use glass frit in any kiln molds to create beautiful glass pieces.
How to Make Glass Frit
if you only have glass sheets, scraps or any other fusable glass, then you can easily make glass frit. You can easily separate your frit with frit sifter and store it in jars or baggies.
Aanraku Frit Piston
Don't Want To Make Your Own Frit? No Problem
Here's an already made frit of many colors and sizes. Frit can be made from any type of glass, but sometimes it's time consuming. For those people who have a glass home business time is money.
Basic Way To Use Glass Frit
The easiest way to use glass frit is to layer it over a base fusible glass. The base piece is usually black or white, but you can use any color that you would like. In this technique powedered or smaller pieces of frit are usually not used as they will fall off the glass easily. Use bigger pieces of glass frit to create a design or an abstract look.
You can then put the whole piece into a kiln or you can add another clear fusible glass layer on top to make your project smooth once it's fused with heat.
Using Glass Frit With Molds
Use Compatible Glass Frit
If you are mixings different frit colors and sizes, make sure to use the same type of frit. For example all COE 90 frit should be used together and all COE 96 frit should be used together. Using different type of frit in your pieces may cause your final projects to break right away or in the future.
Painting With Glass Frit
Glass Frit Painting Supplies
What Do You Use Frit For?
Using Adhesive With Glass Frit
This technique is not really just placing frit on your project and it's not just painting with frit. The adhesive helps to harden the frit, move it into place and keep it there until the piece is fused.