These kissing lips are puckered up and ready for smooching. They make a sweet and suggestive design for this holiday season. Most lips are soft and movable, but these will remain in this intimacy pose no matter what you use them for.
Determine what color you want to use before beginning the project. Since these are lips, they can be just about any color that your favorite lipstick comes in.
The center of the design can be achieved by using Glassline paints. Cutting the tiny and jagged lines would be too difficult to achieve using a glass saw.
Materials:PatternLip glassGlassline PaintGlass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Sketch and using scissors cut the lip model.
2. Put the piece on the proper colorful glass and copy around the outline with a permanent pen. Generously cover the markings with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is required to cut out the lip shape. Make a point of cutting near the outline to retain the form and all the minute fine points.
4. Launder with dish soap and soak in clear water or use glass cleaner to eliminate all markings and scum. Air dry the lips.
5. Place the sections on an all set up kiln ledge and pose the shelf within the unit. Always hold the glass by the edge to prevent fingerprints.
6. Using Glassline paints and the pattern, draw on the lips. Allow the paint to dry completely before continuing.
7. Close up the lid or access. Switch on the kiln.
8. View the task at almost 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. Whenever glancing at your pieces wear glasses with IR and UV shield.
9. Once the lips have the sought after look, turn off and disconnect the unit. If the unit is built with heavy fire bricks, you can let it cool down on its own. If however it is built with ceramic fiber, the unit must remain on and monitored so that it does not cool down more than approximately 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
10. When the temperature goes down beneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the oven may be opened.
11. Once the glass has cooled to room temperature, you can add a brooch back. Hold on the brooch back with a two part epoxy.
Kissing Lips Pattern
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