A tombstone pin can be decorated and designed in many different ways. I know death is not funny, but these stones sure can be!
Humorous grave markers help to remind us that death does have an amusing side. More than anything else, they remind us to laugh while we can and enjoy the season of ghouls and goblins.
Use tombstone quotes or funny Halloween grave marker sayings to add a bit of humor to these pins. The most common writing on these Halloween images is R.I.P., which stands for Rest in Peace. But, you can research the internet for other quotes that can be put on these pins. Use Glassline paints to add some cracks, shading and for writing on the stone.
MaterialsGray glassGreen glassPatternBeeswax or Chap StickGlass sawGlass Cleaner choiceLint free towelGlassline black paintKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Sketch and cut out the outline.
2. Lay down the paper pattern on the proper tint glass and trace around the pattern with a permanent marker. Liberally cover the drawing with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is desirable to cut out the design. Cut near the shape to retain the figure and all the meticulous particulars.
4. Clean with soap and rinse in clean water or employ glass cleaner to remove any design and scum. Use a lint free towel to dry all the clean objects.
5. Pose the pieces on a ready kiln ledge and pose the shelf in the kiln. Be sure to grasp the glass by the border to avoid fingerprints.
6. Use Glassline paints to add any details and shading.
7. Close the top or access. Activate the unit.
8. View the task at approximately 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. When peeping at your projects put on glasses with IR and UV shield.
9. When the glass possesses your preferred look, turn off and disconnect the oven. If the kiln is assembled with heavy fire bricks, you can allow it to cool off by it’s self. If however it is built with ceramic fiber, the oven must be kept on and supervised so that it does not cool off any more than about 300 degrees Fahrenheit an hour.
10. As soon as the temperature falls under 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the unit can be opened.
11. As soon as the project has cooled to room temperature, you can add a pin back. Adhere the pin back with a two part epoxy.
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