This whimsical Halloween cat is dressed up as a ghost. Halloween began as a celebration of the end of summer. It is a Celtic festival, called Samhain, which indicated not only the end of summer, but the beginning the Celtic New Year. The activities associated with this holiday, such as dressing up in costumes, all began with the Samhain festival.
Make this cat ghost as a black cat, stripped cat, or any color you desire. It does require the use of a glass saw to cut out all of the details in the pattern. A kitten dressed up as a ghost is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face. This combination of ghost and cat puts two Halloween symbols together in one pin.
MaterialsDesignated cat body color glassWhite glassGlass cleaner of choiceBeeswax or Chap StickGlass sawGlassline Black PaintKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Sketch and using scissors cut the stencil.
2. Park the portions on the right color glass and copy near the design with a permanent marker. Generously cover the markings with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is considered necessary to cut the shape. Follow on the outline to keep the figure and all the small fine points.
4. Launder with dish soap and soak in clean water or employ glass cleaner to get rid of any drawings and scum. Air dry all the objects.
5. Place the parts on a prepared kiln ledge and arrange the shelf inside the unit. Always grip the glass by the perimeter to avoid fingerprints.
6. Use Glassline black paint to add the eyes.
7. Close the lid or access. Turn on the unit.
8. Look at the fused piece at close to 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. While looking at your projects have on glasses with IR and UV shield.
9. When the piece has the desired appearance, shut down and disconnect the oven. If the unit is fabricated with thick fire bricks, you can let it cool down by it’s self. If however it is assembled with ceramic fiber, the oven must remain on and checked so that it doesn’t cool down any more than roughly 300 degrees Fahrenheit an hour.
10. As soon as the temperature falls lower than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the kiln can be opened.
11. When the project has cooled down to room temperature, add a brooch back. Adhere the brooch back with a two part epoxy.
Halloween Cat Pattern
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