I was very excited to learn that a local glass artist named Brian Serck had found a way to remove and save the coating from dichroic glass. I love the look of dichroic but there really wasn’t a good way to add it to enamel before now.
I took an online glass about the substance through Glasscraft and was really impressed … and quite surprised when they sent me a free sample.
That tiny bottle contains about $50 worth of the extract … good thing it’s used sparingly!
I couldn’t wait to try it out in the studio and the results were magnificent! Brian sandblasts his pieces and lets the dichroic settle in the grooves, which allows him to create beautiful shimmering color pictures. For my first piece I just brushed a little on, and I must say I’m really pleased with the results. Photos do not do it justice.