Colors for Earth (CFE) Fired Glass Enamels are fusible paints that work differently than the other media offered on the Glass Art Tools website. CFE enamels come in a powder form, meant to be mixed with CFE's special medium and dropped with a fine brush into a "pool" or "puddle" on the surface of glass, then pulled gently to expand their coverage. Once they are on the glass, colors can be mixed or even marbelized. (We carry the medium as well as outline and detail paints).
CFE Fired Glass Enamels offer a huge variety of applications beyond painting: They can be dry-sifted on, silk-screened, or thinned with the special medium or water and sponged, sprayed, airbrushed, stippled, or applied with an airpen, writer bottle, even used on stencils. Thinning with the special medium retains the strength of color, while thinning with water dilutes the color. The possibilities are endless.
After kiln firing (from 1376 to 1550 degrees F), these colors are vivid and opaque with a glossy finish. The G series of colors offered here are lead-free, non-toxic, and are available in 1,2, and 4 oz. containers as well as pint jars.
Once you've purchased your CFE paints, you are eligible to join the "CFE Glass Color Artists" group on Facebook, where you can learn more about how to use these products and see the what other artists are doing with them. Like Glass Art Tools, Colors for Earth is strongly devoted to education, so you'll always have the opportunity to expand your techniques and processes with these products.