This is a very simple fusing carrot craft. It is an ideal pattern to be used as one of your Easter crafts. Although it can be used as an Easter carrot, the pattern could also be used for any spring design.
Orange carrots are the most common color in the West, although other colors of carrots do exist, such as white, yellow, red and even purple. If your particular design calls for other colors besides orange, you would still be correct making these in white, yellow, red or purple.
Use stringers or Glassline paints to add any desired details, such as lines in the carrots. If using stringers, be sure to secure them with a dab of hair spray before firing to assure that they stay in place during the procedure.
Materials:PatternOrange taproot glassGreen leaf glassGlass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Draw and cut out the design.
2. Put the pieces on the proper colorful glass and copy around the outline with a permanent pen. Generously shield the drawing with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is desirable to cut the shape. Follow near the line to keep the shape and all the small fine points.
4. Clean with soap and rinse in clean water or use glass cleaner to delete the design and scum. Using a lint free towel, dry all the pieces.
5. Place the pieces on a ready kiln ledge and pose the shelf in the unit. At all times grasp the glass by the rim to avoid fingerprints.
6. Shut the lid or door. Activate the unit.
7. View the piece at nearly 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. Whenever gazing at your fused glass have on glasses with IR and UV protection.
8. When the project possesses your desired look, turn off and disconnect the unit. If the unit is fabricated with thick fire bricks, you can let it cool off on its own. If however it is built with ceramic fiber, the unit must be left on and checked so that it does not cool off any more than roughly 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
9. As soon as the pyrometer goes down below 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the unit can be opened.
10. As soon as the piece has cooled down to room temperature, add a pin back. Stick on the pin back with a two part epoxy.
Carrot Craft Pattern
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