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Bubble Control and Fog Techniques

Polish your work in this final Creating Dimension course.

The Creating Dimension 4 courses include:

Course 4 completes the Creating Dimension series by covering two specialty topics that will set your artwork apart from the rest.

The Bubble Control unit will help you achieve nearly flawless clarify in your multi-layered panels. This unit covers the reasons why you get bubbles (and why other methods fail at removing them), then teaches you Paul Messink's methods of eliminating visible bubbles.

The Fog Techniques unit covers three practical painting tips that help you create ethereal multi-layered panels. Then he goes into complete detail on his "fog enhancer", which is his unique way of creating the diffusion of light that he is known so well for.

These final units will give you tools to elevate your work and create beautiful multi-layered panels.

Eliminate Bubbles

Learn the two key ingredients you need in order to reduce or eliminate visible bubbles from your multi-layered panels.

Ethereal Effects (Fog)

Paul now reveals his "secret sauce" that he held closely for so many years. Learn how to add the feeling of fog or mist to your work.

What is Included in the Course?

Course 4 contains over 3 hours of video content, including both instruction and demos. To make this much video easy to watch, the course is divided into 9 chapters, so you can watch exactly what you need, at the time you need it. The videos never expire, so you can watch them over and over. Here is how the course is organized:

  • Chapter 1 - Introduction to Course 4
  • Chapter 2 – Demo - Making a Powder Shaker
  • Chapter 3 – Bubble Control - In Detail
  • Chapter 4 – Powder Demos
  • Chapter 5A – Bubble Control Wrapup and Firing Schedule Discussion
  • Chapter 5B - Brownie Epilogue
  • Chapter 6 – Fog Techniques
  • Chapter 7 – Fog Process Images
  • Chapter 8 – Demo - Applying For Enhancer
  • Chapter 9 – Course 4 Wrapup, and Final Thoughts

Each of the demos have been recorded with multiple camera angles, so you can watch them from an overhead view as well as a side view. (With these close-up camera views, you’ll be closer to the action than you can get in a live course!)

Course 4 also comes with an extensive set of handouts, including over 60 pages of information that give you all the most important information in written form. Two separate handouts summarize all of the firing schedules, and the materials lists for each project and demo.

Set yourself apart, by creating virtually bubble free results and stunning ethereal effects with the Bubble Control and Fog Techniques.

Your Instructor

Hi, I’m Paul Messink

I've worked with glass for 18 years, and have been teaching my layered painting technique for 8 years. My Creating Dimension video series gives you every bit of knowledge you'll need to paint and fire your own beautiful panels - I hold nothing back!

In late 2020 I began improving and reorganizing the original video series. My completely new and revamped video series comes out in 2021.

My 4-part series include extensive video lectures and recorded demos, along with detailed, downloadable, industry-best handouts that include firing schedules. These materials never expire! I'm so proud to bring you this incredible course that continues to receive 5-star ratings for excellence.

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Artist Reviews

"Paul is an outstanding teacher and I learned so much about working with enamels and glass to create beautiful scenic creations. I ended up purchasing all of his online classes. I am grateful that he decided to do an online class for people who cannot be there in person." - Melissa C.

"Worth every penny! If you want to take the next step beyond plates and bowls, this series will open the door and challenge you to do more." - Albert H.

"Such great information presented in a step by step manner that is easy to follow. Now I'm able to create pieces I never dared to attempt before. AND I can go back an listen to the information again and again to be sure I'm doing each step correctly. Well worth the price!" - Jackie

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This course covers two specialty areas - bubble control in multi-layered panels, and how to add beautiful, ethereal fog effects.

This 4th course covers two important specialty techniques: bubble control and fog.

In the bubble control section, you'll learn techniques to virtually eliminate distracting bubbles from your multi-layered panels. Included in this section is the information you need to know about your firing schedules to help get rid of pesky bubbles.

And in the fog section, you'll learn how to create misty, ethereal landscapes that are the key to Paul Messink's own signature work. Over the years he held this one topic as a closely guarded secret, but in this new video series he explains everything you need to know to add a foggy appearance to your own work.

As in all courses in this series, you'll have access to all of the video lessons and demos, extensive handouts (which are almost an e-book by itself), firing schedules, and materials lists.