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Old 2008-04-21, 9:58am
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Default boro powder frit

a while back I was given some clear boro rods and some frit powders. I though this would give me more color variety while i was playing w/boro. I cannot seem to get any color from the powders at all. I have amber purple, green exotic, blue moon and aurora. I am working on a minor.

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Old 2008-04-21, 10:46am
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You can get more color out of the powders by rolling and melting several times--use an oxidizing flame to keep the color from reducing, especially when heating the powders.
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Yep, you need to work high oxy with all of those colors, and you probably need 4-5 layers to get anything interesting.
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AND WEAR a mask and have proper ventilation.
Powdered frit is baaaaaaad for da lungs.
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Old 2008-04-22, 12:59am
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Thanks everyone. I will try again.
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