Memorial Day Poppy
The Memorial Day Poppy has become a symbol of Memorial Day. Sold for donations to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, these paper flowers have been around for a long time. This remembrance poppy has become significant to this US Federal holidays as a result of the poem “In Flanders Fields.”
This particular poppy is called the red flowered corn poppy and is a common weed in Europe. In the poem the beginning line colorfully portrays the illustration of these poppies wafting in the wind among the numerous crosses that indicate the resting places of all the fallen soldiers.
Materials:PatternRed flower glassGreen stem glassWhite banner glass Glass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Sketch and cut out the pattern.
2. Rest the members on the appropriate colorful glass and trace about the stencil with a permanent marker. Liberally protect the traced design with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is required to cut the design. Cut close to the line to preserve the figure and all the small details.
4. Sponge down with soap and rinse in clear water or employ glass cleaner to delete any drawings and scum. Dry the objects.
5. Arrange the sections on a all set up kiln ledge and put the shelf in the kiln. Be sure to hold the glass by the perimeter to avert fingerprints.
6. Shut the top or door. Start the kiln.
7. Observe the task at approximately 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. While glimpsing at your pieces put on glasses with IR and UV shield.
8. As soon as the glass has your sought after look, switch off and disconnect the unit. If the kiln is assembled with heavy fire bricks, you can let it cool down by it’s self. On the other hand if it is constructed with ceramic fiber, the unit must be left on and monitored so that it does not cool off more than roughly 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
9. As soon as the temperature falls beneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the kiln may be opened.
10. As soon as the piece has cooled to room temperature, add a brooch back. Stick on the brooch back with a two part epoxy.
Memorial Day Poppy
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