Frothy Green Beer
This green beer design is sort of a capricious concept, although some individuals take their green beer very seriously.
Drinking this brew has become a St Patty’s Day tradition in restaurants and pubs all over the world.
I used glass paints after firing to enhance the details in this piece.
Then I cured the paint in a conventional oven.
There is also a holiday that is not celebrated on St Patrick’s Day, but on the Thursday before the spring break in March.
Although not recognized by everyone in the world, the students at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio gather at the Uptown bar district to down green colored beer and other drinks.
Materials:PatternGreen glassClear glassWhite Foam glass Glass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Sketch and cut out the outline.
2. Put the pieces on the proper tint glass and sketch about the pattern with a permanent pen. Generously coat the markings with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is considered necessary to cut out the pattern. Make a point of cutting close to the line to retain the shape and all the meticulous fine points.
4. Launder with soap and soak in plain water or employ glass cleaner to delete the markings and scum. Dry the items.
5. Position the parts on a all set up kiln shelf and place the shelf inside the unit. Be sure to grip the glass by the perimeter to prevent fingerprints.
6. Shut the top or access. Activate the kiln.
7. Monitor the fused piece at roughly 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. When glimpsing at your projects put on glasses with IR and UV protection.
8. When the glass possesses your sought look, switch off and disconnect the kiln. If the unit is built with heavy fire bricks, you can permit it to cool down on its own. If however it is constructed with ceramic fiber, the kiln must be left on and supervised so that it doesn’t cool off more than just about 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
9. When the temperature goes down under 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the kiln can be opened.
10. As soon as the glass has cooled to room temperature, you can add a brooch back. Adhere the brooch back with a two part epoxy.
Green Beer Pattern
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