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Decals are available in a huge array of designs and colors, and can be adapted to almost any project with little effort. Technically, decals are overglazes and may be made of china paints, gold, platinum or enamels. They are applied over a fired glaze surface, glass or porcelain bisque, then re-fired. During the firing, glazes soften and most decals sink into the surface and become a permanent part of the item. Metallic decals fuse to the glaze, but remain on top of it, and may wear off as time passes.