Dark Blue Opaque - Oceanside 96
Fusible 3mm thick art glass, COE 96. Solid colour opaque’s have low light transmission, making this glass an excellent choice for projects where solid colour is required.
- Ideal for fusing projects, can also be used in standard stained glass, traditional painting on glass and copper foiling applications
- Easy to cut - perfect for beginners
- Tested for fusing - 96 COE
- Compatible with all the System 96 range of glass
- * * * * *22/02/2024
DoryBy Jill Manley
I bought this blue glass to make a stained glass fish (Dory from 'Finding Nemo') with copper foiling. It was the only royal blue glass in the whole of the UK that I could find, that was opaque! I was making the fish for a neighbour and he didn't want transparent glass.
I am very pleased with the glass as it's a gorgeous colour on both sides. It was easy enough to cut. However, I found that tiny layers of glass would flake off the top & bottom surface of the cut edge. It was almost as though I had taken a potato peeler and just peeled a little bit off the edges here and there. It looked a bit chewed.
When grinding I also discovered it was important to hold the glass absolutely straight against the grinder or else the glass would behave in the same way on the edges as when I was cutting. Fortunately where this happened, I was able to cover it with copper foil, so it wasn't a problem.
I would like to take the blame for this light chipping on the surface of the edges when cutting & grinding. Perhaps I'm too heavy handed. Who knows? However, it was only the royal blue glass that behaved like this and not on the black, yellow or white opaque glass I ordered to make this stained glass fish.
I've never come across glass doing this before.