Frit of Love
I have named this piece, Frit of Love. Simply put it is a blank piece of glass that has had glass powder and colored little chunks of glass sprinkled over the piece.
I have placed it on a rectangle piece of glass, but it could be done on any shape, like a Valentine heart, circle, etc. This of course could have any desired word.
It is very easy to accomplish, but read through the directions to answer any questions you might have on the process. Be sure the pencil eraser is clean before rubbing it through the powder.
Materials: Background glassPowdered glassStringerChunks of FritGlass cleaner of choiceUnscented HairsprayPencil with eraserFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Determine what color of glass you want for the background piece.
2. Using glass cleaner of choice, clean glass and dry.
3. Place stringer so that it divides the bottom piece in half.
4. Use unscented hair spray to secure stringer on glass.
5. Sprinkle glass powder over glass.
6. Turn pencil over and use the clean eraser to move the powder around to spell “LOVE”, and remove any stray powder from the stringer.
7. Lightly sprinkle chucks of colored chunks of glass over the glass powder.
8. Put together the sections on a ready kiln shelf and place the shelf inside the kiln. Always grip the glass by the side to avoid fingerprints.
9. Close up the lid or door. Activate the unit.
10. View the job at approximately 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. When glancing at your projects put on glasses with IR and UV shield.
11. Once the glass has your preferred appearance, switch off and disconnect the unit. If the kiln is assembled with thick fire bricks, you can allow it to cool off by it’s self. If however it is built with ceramic fiber, the unit must remainon and observed so that it does not cool off more than roughly 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
12. Once the temperature falls underneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the kiln may be opened.
Frit of Love Pattern
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