Santas sleigh is waiting for his team of reindeer to help him deliver all these presents. Each individual has his or her own image of this sledge, some with sleigh bells, teddy bears, etc, but they are all loaded with lots of presents for all the good little boys and girls.
Decorate and adorn the Christmas sleigh to your traditional image. Use glass paints to add small details and scraps of glass for the tiny decorations on the sled.
I have used a piece of glass that was pulled from the kiln for the runners, because it was nice and wide with a fantastic curve on one end. Rods, cut glass or stringers could also be used for the same effect. The pattern could also be personalized with a name or two.
Materials:PatternSleigh glassPackages glassDecorating glass Glass paintsGlass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Copy and cut the design.
2. Rest the portions on the suitable tint glass and copy around the pattern with a permanent marker. Generously cover the traced design with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is required to cut the shape. Follow close to the line to keep the form and all the precise particulars.
4. Wash with soap and soak in plain water or use glass cleaner to delete any drawings and scum. Dry all the glass objects.
5. Put together the pieces on a prepared kiln shelf.
6. Use glass paints and scraps for any tiny details.
7. Place the shelf inside the kiln. Be sure to grip the glass by the perimeter to avert fingerprints.
8. Close up the lid or access. Switch on the unit.
9. Look at the task at close to 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. Whenever glimpsing at your hot glass put on glasses with IR and UV protection.
10. When the glass possesses your sought after look, switch off and disconnect the unit. If the kiln is put together with dense fire bricks, you can allow it to cool down on its own. If however it is made with ceramic fiber, the unit must be left on and supervised so that it does not cool down any more than about 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
11. When the temperature falls underneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the unit may be opened.
12. As soon as the fused piece has cooled down to room temperature, you can add a pin back. Stick on the pin back with a two part epoxy.
Santas Sleigh Pattern
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