This Happy Thanksgiving pin is a cheerful way to celebrate the season. Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all the good things in our lives and to express our gratitude in general. Give thanks for all your blessings and the blessings of your loved ones by making and distributing these to everyone you know.
This design has a very simple rectangular background for the sign and a silly pumpkin smiling in the corner. Use your preference of either Glassline paints of some other paint to add a face to the pumpkin. You could also attach a stick if desired.
Materials:PatternSign glassOrange pumpkin glassBrown stem glass Glassline or preference of paintGlass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Copy and cut out the shape.
2. Place the parts on the suitable colorful glass and sketch near the stencil with a permanent pen. Liberally protect the markings with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is needed to cut out the design. Make a point of cutting close to the outline to preserve the figure and all the precise particulars.
4. Bathe with soap and bathe in clear water or use glass cleaner to get rid of the pen marks and scum. Using a lint free towel, dry the objects.
5. If using Glassline paints, draw the face on the pumpkin.
6. Put together the parts on a ready kiln shelf and pose the shelf in the kiln. At all times hold the glass by the edge to avert fingerprints.
7. Close up the lid or door. Turn on the kiln.
8. Watch the project at approximately 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. While gazing at your pieces put on glasses with IR and UV shield.
9. Once the project possesses your sought appearance, turn off and disconnect the kiln. 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 built with ceramic fiber, the kiln must remain on and observed so that it doesn’t cool off more than about 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
10. When the temperature goes down lower than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the oven may be opened.
11. When the piece has cooled down to room temperature, you can add a pin back. Stick on the pin back with a two part epoxy.
Happy Thanksgiving Pattern
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