Kissing the Blarney Stone provides the kisser with great eloquence or the skill of being flattering. This St Patricks Day design is very simplistic and uncomplicated to construct.
The stone itself is constructed with one solid piece that can be enhanced with Glassline paints. A little grass around the bottom edge gives it some depth.This Saint Patricks Day tradition started in the late 18th Century, or early in the 19th Century. The word blarney itself has come to mean clever or flattering. So, give a little blarney to all of your friends this holiday.
Materials:PatternStone glassGrass glassGlassline paint Glass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Sketch and cut out the pattern.
2. Put the portions on the proper tint glass and copy about the outline with a permanent marker. Generously coat the drawing with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is required to cut out the shape. Make a point of cutting close to the line to maintain the form and all the small details.
4. Sponge down with dish soap and rinse in plain water or employ glass cleaner to remove the design and scum. Dry the pieces.
5. Use your choice of Glassline paint to add a salutation. Allow this paint to dry completely before firing to avoid bubbles and separation of the paint.
6. Put together the portions on a primed kiln shelf and put the shelf within the kiln. Be sure to grasp the glass by the perimeter to avert fingerprints.
7. Close the lid or door. Turn on the unit.
8. View the task at nearly 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. Whenever glancing at your projects have on glasses with IR and UV shield.
9. When the project has your desired appearance, shut down and disconnect the kiln. If the kiln is manufactured with dense fire bricks, you can permit it to cool down by itself. On the other hand if it is constructed with ceramic fiber, the kiln must be kept on and monitored so that it does not cool off more than just about 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
10. Once the temperature goes down lower than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the unit can be opened.
11. As soon as the glass has cooled to room temperature, you can add a pin back. Adhere the pin back with a two part epoxy.
Blarney Stone Pattern
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