Easy Flow Fusing Medium
Easy Flow is a liquid medium formulated to provide fluidity for glass surface application, and dry adhesion to surfaces. Easy Flow can be mixed with frits, enamels, and/or squirt glass powders for fluid application. Easy Flow is compatible with all fusible glass (96 COE, 90 COE, 88 COE, and 82 COE) however; it is not a glass bridge and will not compensate for differences in COE. Always test product with your base glass prior to embarking on a major fusing project.
Easy Flow can be applied with a brush or with Axner Precision Applicator Bottle. Easy Flow allows the user to spread the wet medium using different tools (modeling tools, pencil, razor or knife or any other tool you might find interesting) to cover a surface and create effects.
Create a watercolor affect by applying glass materials mixed with
Easy Flow, wet on wet.
Achieve thicker layers of build up by applying additional layers
of material mixed with Easy Flow over previously dry materials.
Wet on dry application will produce the cleanest effect and most
distinct color separation.
Obtain glitter paint effects by applying Easy Flow directly on glass
surface then sprinkling frits or enamels to the wet medium. Tilt
glass over clean paper to collect excess frit to be used later.
Easy Flow used with ball-milled frits and the Axner Precision Applicator
Bottle can be used as squirt glass. Fill applicator bottle 3/4 full
with the ball milled frit. Fill the remainder of the bottle with
Easy Flow. Allow the liquid to fully saturate the frit. Then add
additional easy flow to top off. Use Fusing Farm swizzle
stick and mix well. If dry areas appear in the bottle add additional
Easy Flow and continue to mix. Apply to glass by squeezing the applicator
bottle. Repeat previous steps for any additional colors or imagery.
While Easy Flow is still wet, use tools to move the frit colors
around creating design, visual texture and composition. Allow Easy
Flow to dry, adhering the frit to the surface of the glass. When
Easy Flow is dry, repeat previous steps to add additional colors,
texture or imagery.
Clean up is easy: Undesired product on glass can be scrapped with
a sculpting tool or razor making it easy to clean up edges and create
lines. Use of a damp towel or sponge can assist in removal of any
Easy Flow that may have spread on your base glass.
When using Easy Flow with Fusing Farm Frits and Float Glass products
- fire according to the Sample Firing Schedule provided below.
Fire slowly past 400 °F to remove water. Fire past 1200 °F to remove soot.
Note: When firing ceramic/glass products
it is important to use a well-ventilated kiln. Firing slowly to
450 °F insures atmospheric water is removed, that the glass and
all refractory materials are protected from thermal shock. At 450 °F
kiln ventilation can be closed to improve heating efficiency.
||WARNING: When working with
any ceramic product you should be cautious of dust and small
particulate matter. Always work in a well-ventilated area, and
wear a NIOSH approved respirator. Do not use around food or
beverage. Always wash hands and clothing after use. Some products
contain organics that burn out during firing; always operate
kiln in a well-ventilated are. For additional safety (MSDS)
information call 626-330-0631.