This Happy Harvest design is to represent Harvest time. This is the period of gathering all the mature crops from the fields.
A bountiful harvest marks the conclusion of the growing season and time to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. It is a very colorful design that uses all the fall colors.
Use scrap glass to cut out the various parts of the corn and pumpkins. Brown, tan or white glass can be used to represent the background for the piece. Glassline paints are used to write the message and add all the accents.
Materials:PatternBackground glassOrange pumpkin glassGreen leaf glass Yellow corn glassGlassline paintGlass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Sketch and cut the stencil.
2. Situate the paper pieces on the fitting colorful glass and sketch close to the guide with a permanent marker. Liberally plaster the markings with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is needed to cut the shape. Make a point of cutting close to the line to preserve the figure and all the precise particulars.
4. Clean with dish soap and dip in clean water or use glass cleaner to delete the pen marks and residue. Air dry the objects.
5. Use Glassline paint to write a message and add some of the fine details. Allow the paint to dry completely before firing.
6. Assemble the sections on a primed kiln shelf and place the shelf within the unit. At all times grip the glass by the perimeter to avoid fingerprints.
7. Close up the lid or door. Activate the unit.
8. Look at the project at nearly 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. Whenever peeking at your projects put on glasses with IR and UV protection.
9. As soon as the piece possesses the sought after look, shut down and disconnect the unit. If the unit is built with dense fire bricks, you can allow it to cool down by itself. On the other hand if it is made with ceramic fiber, the unit must remain on and monitored so that it doesn’t cool off any more than in the region of about 300 degrees Fahrenheit an hour.
10. As soon as the temperature falls lower than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the oven can be opened.
11. When the piece has cooled down to room temperature, you can add a brooch back. Hold on the brooch back with a two part epoxy.
Happy Harvest Pattern
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