These decals are not just pigments on paper. This is pigment coated with a binding agent. Not only does the binding agent hold the pigment together. The binding agent has special glue in it that helps the decal fit the form like skin. Totally cool!
Well, I learned by accident that I can turn the glue into frost. Looks like an etched surface.
Ofcourse, that is how it is with this borosilicate glass rainbow bead. (The soft glass I usually work with absorbs the pigment, and burns off the glue before I have a chance to grap it out of the kiln for its dance with the flame.)
This 2nd bead is clear borosilicate with some more soul gesture decals. (Decal images derived from past pieces I have sculpted.) I can burn off that glue, so that I do not get frost too! The pigments want to be slightly raised, and matte on the borosilicate, with pixels within, creating some shimmer.The magnification of the borosilicate glass is such a mystery. Some of the imagery from the opposite side is larger only because you are looking at it through the glass.
The blues are holding up well with the boro.