Lest term, I bought some glass bead gel and explored the texture on paper with acrylic and ink under it. I decided to take the texture further by putting it on fired porcelain and melt it in the glass kiln. This is for my technical project which is looking at surface textures
The first time round, Matt (technician) set the kiln to go up to 800 degrees celsius. The gel had burnt off but left the glass beads remained unmelted. The second time was more successful. He brought the temperature up to 990 degrees celsius, quite a bit higher! The beads melted, but interestingly, in patches rather than being very runny and covering the tile.
Here are a few of the tiles:
To further this experiment I will paint some slips under the glass bead gel, to see what it looks like.