Everyone will go quackery over this Duckface design. With spring in the air it is time for all the adorable baby animals to arrive, and now this quacky duck face project. Baby chicks and ducks seem to be the rage during this time of the year, but make room for this goofy guy.
This Easter duck is a very basic and simple pattern. He has a large platypus type beak sitting in the center of his large yellow duck head. Add two dot eyes, or use the pattern below for the eyes. Use a little Glassline paints to add dots on the eyes, two nostrils and the line on his bill.
Materials:PatternYellow face glassOrange beak glassWhite dot eyes Glass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Print the stencil on paper.
2. With a set of clippers, cut out the stencil.
3. Lay down the sections on the appropriate glass tint.
4. Copy near the shape using a permanent marker.
5. Generously shield the markings with bees wax or chapstick.
6. Lay down the traced glass on a Taurus and cut the stencil. Cut along the drawing so that the design is exact.
7. Lay down the freshly cut portions in a bowl of fresh water while cutting any other glass. This feat will make for an easier cleaning of the glass.
8. Wash every piece of glass with dish soap, a scrubber and a little water.
9. Dry the glass pieces using a lint-free towel.
10. Enhance as desired.
11. While grasping each of the items by the side, assemble the glass on a primed kiln ledge.
12. Pose the shelf in the unit.
13. Shut the top or door and turn on the kiln.
14. Dressed in eye glasses with IR and UV shield, observe the item at roughly 1325 degrees Fahrenheit.
15. When the item has your wanted look, take the glass downward to the correct anneal temperature and hold.
16. Turn off the unit.
17. Allow the item to cool down by its self.
18. When the pyrometer drops underneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the kiln may be opened.
19. Fasten a pin back or fire the item into a further endeavor.
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