For all the cat lovers here is a Christmas cat pattern. Did you know that there is actually a legend that is over 100 years old which states that before Christmas you need to purchase at least one new outfit to wear for the Christmas holiday or you will get caught by this Christmas feline? This is an Old Icelandic poem. I guess this creature was believed to be a monster that came from the other Nordic countries.
Well this cuddly little guy certainly doesn’t look harmful; in fact he looks very festive with his Santa hat hanging slanted on his head. There are no details on this solid black cat.
Materials:PatternBlack cat glassRed hat glassWhite trim glass Glass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Trace and cut the stencil.
2. Park the parts on the correct tint glass and sketch around the model with a permanent pen. Generously coat the traced design with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is required to cut the shape. Make a point of cutting near the line to keep the figure and all the small details.
4. Wash with dish soap and soak in plain water or employ glass cleaner to do away with any drawings and scum. Dry the objects.
5. Put together the parts on a ready kiln shelf and place the shelf within the kiln. Be sure to hold the glass by the edge to avert fingerprints.
6. Close the top or door. Switch on the kiln.
7. Examine the piece at approximately 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. While gazing at your fused glass have on glasses with IR and UV shield.
8. When the glass possesses the sought after look, switch off and disconnect the unit. If the kiln is constructed with heavy fire bricks, you can permit it to cool down on its own. On the other hand if it is built with ceramic fiber, the unit must remain on and supervised so that it doesn’t cool off any more than in the region of about 300 degrees Fahrenheit an hour.
9. Once the pyrometer falls below 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the unit may be opened.
10. As soon as the fused piece has cooled to room temperature, add a pin back. Stick on the pin back with a two part epoxy.
Christmas Cat Pattern
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