Flag of Ireland
Show your support of this holiday by wearing a flag of Ireland design, also known as the Irish tricolor. Made up of three equal sized rectangles, the Irish flag colors are orange, white and green. These equal strips of colors are lined up vertically. This pattern has a little wave in the design to add some interest and appeal.
This tricolor pattern needs to have a background piece so that the pieces will fuse together. If fusing to a full fuse, the center white piece would not need to be cut if you simply place the other two colors on a white background.
Materials:PatternWhite background glassOrange glassGreen glass StringersGlass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Trace and cut out the model.
2. Lay down the paper pattern on the fitting tint glass and trace about the shape with a permanent pen. Generously envelop the traced design with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is not needed to cut out the design. Cut on the outline to retain the shape and all the tiny particulars.
4. Sponge down with dish soap and bathe in clear water or employ glass cleaner to take away any design and residue. Using a lint free towel dry the items completely.
5. Assemble the parts on an all set up kiln ledge and pose the shelf in the kiln. Always grip the glass by the perimeter to avoid fingerprints. Add some stringers to assure that the pieces fuse together.
6. Close the top or access. Activate the oven.
7. Examine the project at roughly 1450 degrees Fahrenheit for a full fused appearance. Check the project to assure that the pieces have molded into one solid piece. Whenever looking at your fused glass have on glasses with IR and UV protection.
8. Once the glass possesses your required appearance, turn off and disconnect the oven. If the kiln is manufactured with thick 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 be kept on and monitored so that it doesn’t cool off any more than just about 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
9. When the temperature goes down beneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the unit can be opened.
10. When the glass has cooled down to room temperature, add a brooch back. Stick on the brooch back with a two part epoxy.
Flag of Ireland Pattern
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