Glass Panel Picture
- January 18, 2013 at 5:20 am #9926sharon_leeParticipant
I want to make a picture on a panel of clear glass, about A4 (letter) size and I’m not sure how many stages I can do it in.
My base will be 3mm clear glass onto which I will use a mixture of small pieces of glass, cabochons, frit, confetti, powder, stringers, silver flakes, mica etc. It will not be an even thickness throughout & I want to retain the texture of the many different materials. I also want to have a kiln-carved effect at the top by using fibre rope to write a name.
Can I do this in stages?
If so how many times can I fire the same (base) piece of glass?
At what stage should I try to form the name with fibre rope?
I would appreciate any advice from the experts out there.January 21, 2013 at 3:52 am #12811wordanaParticipant
I would do the kiln carving first, and then the tack fused elements. I would not remove the fiber rope before the tack fuse.
Jester’s Baubles Fused Glass DesignsJanuary 21, 2013 at 10:38 am #12812sharon_leeParticipant
I’ll do as you say & definitely keep the fibre rope in place. Can I presume that I should fire the kiln carving (fibre rope) stage on a slumping programme?January 21, 2013 at 7:05 pm #12813wordanaParticipant
Temps for kiln carving are hotter than slumping and tack fusing. Bullseye has a tip sheet on kiln carving:
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