This pattern is for a duck egg. This slight chap is just glancing out of his freshly hatched egg. Maybe he is wondering what his future holds. Will he become a diving duck, a dabbling duck, or eaten for some special occasion.
His adorable Anatidae face is peeking out of the egg with two popping eyes and a very large bright orange bill. The egg that surrounds him has been adorned for the Easter holiday.
Enclose him with any color of egg. Use a variety of embellishments to decorate and adorn the egg. I have used some Glassline paints to bedeck my egg.
Materials:PatternGreen glassClear glassWhite Foam glass Glass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Trace the guide on paper.
2. With a pair of clippers, cut the guide.
3. Situate the paper pieces on the proper glass tint.
4. Sketch about the pattern using a permanent pen.
5. Liberally cover up the markings with beeswax or chap stick.
6. Situate the traced glass on a glass saw and cut out the guide. Cut close to marking so that the design is exact.
7. Situate the newly cut pieces in a container of fresh water whilst cutting other pieces of glass. This process will make for an easier cleaning of the glass.
8. Cleanse each piece with dishsoap, a scrubber and some water.
9. Dry the glass pieces using a lint-free towel.
10. Ornament as preferred.
11. While holding all of the pieces by the edge, assemble the items on a primed kiln ledge.
12. Pose the shelf in the kiln.
13. Close up the top or door and activate the kiln.
14. Wearing eye glasses with IR and UV shield, observe the item at roughly 1325 degrees Fahrenheit.
15. As soon as the glass has your desired look, bring the project downward to the proper anneal temperature and keep at that temperature.
16. Shut down the unit.
17. Allow the piece to cool off by its self.
18. As soon as the temperature falls underneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the unit may be opened.
19. Add a pin backing or fire the item into another plan.
Duck Egg Pattern
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