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    sharon_lee
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    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.

    #12811
    wordana
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    I would do the kiln carving first, and then the tack fused elements. I would not remove the fiber rope before the tack fuse.

     

    Dana W.

    Jester’s Baubles Fused Glass Designs

    http://www.jestersbaubles.com

    #12812
    sharon_lee
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    Thanks Dana,

    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?

    #12813
    wordana
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    Temps for kiln carving are hotter than slumping and tack fusing. Bullseye has a tip sheet on kiln carving:

     

    http://www.bullseyeglass.com/methods-ideas/tipsheet-1-kilncarving.html

     

    Dana

    Jester’s Baubles Fused Glass Designs

    http://www.jestersbaubles.com

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