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Glue Chip Process

Glue chip glass is a texture that looks like frost during the winter or fern like pattern on a window pane. This attractive random pattern is created by applying hot animal glue to the sandblasted surface of clear float glass and as it dries, the glue shrinks and cools removing flakes of glass from the surface. Glue chip glass technique can be used with clear or tinted glass as well as mirrors. If extra strength is needed it may also be tempered.

Many windows and doors use this technique to add elegance to its environment. It has been used occasionally in signs and in stained glass windows since the early 20th century. Glue chip special properties allows every design to be different, giving a uniqueness to every piece of glass or mirror

As the glue dries, and contracts, it pulls flakes of glass off the surface in a random fashion. Glue chip glass is very popular for backgrounds in windows and cabinets and is especially beautiful combined with bevels and bevel clusters.

Watch the video to see how its done!!!!

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