Irish plaques are unique and individual to each family. They adorned local pubs during the 19th century.
A personalized pub sign makes a very creative pen for this holiday. Who wouldn't be proud to wear a sign for St. Patrick's day with their family name written on the adornment. So get busy and create distinct and different Irish signs for all of your friends.
There are various curved patterns that can be used to design your Irish sign. Be traditional in your lettering style to that of old time Irish. Use some Glassline paints to add your wording and add elements like a shamrock, beer mug, etc. to embellish the piece.
Materials:PatternPlaque glassGlassline paintEmbellishment pieces Glass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Copy and cut the guide.
2. Set the sections on the suitable shade glass and draw near the shape with a permanent pen. Generously cover up the traced design with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is needed to cut the outline. Cut close to the shape to preserve the figure and all the meticulous details.
4. Bathe with soap and bathe in clear water or employ glass cleaner to strip off any drawings and scum. Dry the objects.
5. Embellish the piece with dots, shamrocks, Glassline paint, etc.
6. Pose the portions on a prepared kiln shelf and pose the shelf within the unit. Be sure to grasp the glass by the border to avert fingerprints.
7. Shut the lid or door. Activate the oven.
8. Look at the task at nearly 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. When peeking at your hot glass have on glasses with IR and UV protection.
9. As soon as the project possesses your required appearance, turn off and unplug the kiln. If the unit is put together with dense fire bricks, you can let it cool off by it’s self. On the other hand if it is created with ceramic fiber, the kiln must be left on and supervised so that it does not cool off any more than just about 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
10. Once the pyrometer falls under 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the oven can be opened.
11. When the fused piece has cooled to room temperature, you can add a brooch back. Adhere the brooch back with a two part epoxy.
Irish Plaques Pattern
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St Patricks Day
Irish Plaques to Glass Fusing Made Easy
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