This green Leprechaun door would be perfect for all of your wanna-be Irish friends. Everyone wears green on St Patrick’s Day and this adorable design is perfect for this event.
Who knows, there might even be a Leprechaun hiding behind the door. Adorn this design, or add it to your St Patty’s Day fusing projects.
The handle and other accessories were painted on after firing using Pebeo Vitrea glass paints. Although Glassline paints could be used before firing to add any details. Allow the paint to dry completely before firing.
If using the Pebeo Vitrea paints, be sure to follow the directions and cure the piece in a conventional oven.
Materials:PatternDoor glassBackground glassArchway glassGlass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawGlassline paintsFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesPebeo Vitrea paintsTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Copy and cut out the design.
2. Position the parts on the proper color glass and copy near the outline with a permanent pen. Liberally plaster the traced design with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is required to cut the outline. Cut on the shape to retain the outline and all the meticulous fine points.
4. Clean with soap and bathe in clear water or use glass cleaner to strip off any pen marks and residue. Air-dry the objects.
5. Position the sections on a primed kiln ledge and put the shelf within the kiln. At all times grip the glass by the edge to avoid fingerprints.
6. Close up the top or access. Switch on the unit.
7. Examine the fused piece at approximately 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. While gazing at your pieces put on glasses with IR and UV protection.
8. Once the piece has your required look, switch off and unplug the unit. If the kiln is fabricated with thick fire bricks, you can allow it to cool off on its own. On the other hand if it is assembled with ceramic fiber, the unit must be kept on and observed so that it does not cool down any more than in the region of about 300 degrees Fahrenheit an hour.
9. As soon as the pyrometer goes down under 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the unit may be opened.
10. As soon as the project has cooled down to room temperature, you can add a brooch back. Adhere the brooch back with a two part epoxy.
Leprechaun Door Pattern
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Leprechaun Door to Glass Fusing Made Easy
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