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Glass Art Tools

Matte-Maker 80-grit Kit

$ 9.50

Glass Art Tools

Matte-Maker 80-grit Kit

$ 9.50

I've created this simple hand-working kit for glass fusers who need a matte surface on their glass but who don't own a sandblaster and would prefer not to use harsh chemicals.   This 80-grit kit is best for those using pencils or paintbrushed paints: The 80-grit surface should be just enough matte to grip the paint but smooth enough to still permit the creation of  fine lines and edges. Included in the kit: 1) A 1-lb. jar of graded,  80-grit Silicon Carbide; 2) An 18 x 12" rubber pad that's 40ml thick to work on; 3) A spatula for mixing, moving, and cleanup of the grit; and 4) Three pair of protective gloves. You add: 1) a little water; 2) Your protective respirator mask; 3) Two pieces of glass that you want to make matte; 4) A cleanup bucket and 5) Elbow grease. Pour about a 1/4-inch layer of grit on one glass surface, add water to make a paste, layer over your top piece and rub it around for 15-20 minutes, you'll have a finished matte piece, ready to paint. Detailed instructions and a demo are on our video: How to Make Your Own Matte Surfaces on Glass for Fusing