Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Glue Chipping, 1

Glue Chipping Glass is easier than you might think. All that's needed are a few materials and a little experimenting. You can chip on a variety of glasses such as clear, coloured cathedral or flashed glass. You can also chip bottles, jars and even mirrors.

The glue used for chipping glass is animal hide glue or "glass chipping glue" and can be purchased through most stained glass retailers and art shops. It should be granular and is usually sold by the pound. One kilogram will generally chip up to 2 square metres.
The basic steps are:

  • Prepare Glass
  • Mix glue
  • Apply glue
  • Let dry
  • Clean with warm water