Fall foilage, correctly spelled fall foliage, ranges from intense yellows to luminous reds. I have chosen to name this page with the incorrect spelling.
As the brisk winter approaches the fall leaves transform magically within the forest trees. Each leaf turning spectacular warm and inviting colors.
Did you know that the ensnared glucose in the autumn leaves is what causes them to change color? Once photosynthesis has stopped, the sunlight and chilly nights cause the leaves to change color.
Why not transform these brilliant colors into pins, or glassware adornments? Or arrange them in a circle and make a stunning fall pendant to hang from a necklace.
These rich and vibrant hues of nature’s splendor can come alive in you glass fusing projects. Fusible glass comes in an array of radiant colors that really characterize these fall hues. Be sure that all of your glass has the same COE, and use glass paints to add detail and texture to your pieces.
MaterialsGreen glassYellow glassRed glassPatternBeeswax or Chap StickGlass sawGlass Cleaner choiceGlassline paintsKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Copy and cut the model.
2. Park the parts on the suitable shade glass and trace around the pattern with a permanent marker. Generously coat the drawing with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is needed to cut out the pattern. Make a point of cutting close to the line to retain the form and all the precise details.
4. Wash with soap and dip in plain water or employ glass cleaner to strip off any pen marks and scum. Dry the pieces using a lint free towel.
5. Using Glassline paints add any details like veins, shading, etc. and allow to dry completely.
6. Assemble the parts on a all set up kiln ledge and place the shelf inside the kiln. Be sure to hold the glass by the side to prevent fingerprints.
7. Close up the lid or access. Turn on the unit.
8. Monitor the job at close to 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. While glancing at your hot glass wear glasses with IR and UV protection.
9. Once the project possesses your sought appearance, turn off and unplug the oven. If the kiln is assembled with dense fire bricks, you can let it cool off on its own. On the other hand if it is made with ceramic fiber, the oven must remain on and monitored so that it doesn’t cool off any more than just about 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
10. As soon as the pyrometer falls lower than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the oven may be opened.
11. After the piece has cooled to room temperature, add a pin back. Adhere the pin back to the piece with a two part epoxy.
Fall Foilage Pattern
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