An adorable mummy all wrapped up and ready for Halloween. He hasn’t been exposed to chemicals, extreme coldness, very low humidity or lack of air to become a mummy. Maybe that is because he is made out of glass. This mummified human corpse seems to be peering through his glassy cloth mumia garments with two bulging eyes.
This is a very basic pattern that has been enhanced using Glassline paints. The lines have been drawn before placing the other pieces on so that they look like they are a continuous wrap. Using brown paint gives the piece an antique or dirty appearance.
He would look adorable as a pin to adorn your clothing for this season or fused into any other fused design. Make a few to hand out to your ghoulish friends.
Materials:White body glassBlack glass
PatternGlass cleaner of choiceChap stick or BeeswaxGlass sawBrown Glassline paintFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Sketch and cut the guide.
2. Rest the pieces on the appropriate colorful glass and copy about the guide with a permanent marker. Liberally coat the drawing with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is considered necessary to cut the pattern. Follow near the line to maintain the outline and all the small fine points.
4. Bathe with dish soap and bathe in clean water or use glass cleaner to get rid of the pen marks and residue. Dry the items.
5. Use Glassline paints to draw in the appearance of the wrappings.
6. Arrange the sections on a primed kiln shelf and arrange the shelf within the kiln. Be sure to grasp the glass by the perimeter to prevent fingerprints. Use a little hairspray to secure the pieces if necessary.
7. Shut the lid or access. Turn on the unit.
8. Watch the project at nearly 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. While gazing at your pieces wear glasses with IR and UV protection.
9. Once the glass has your sought appearance, shut down and unplug the kiln. If the kiln is constructed with thick fire bricks, you can let it cool off by it’s self. On the other hand if it is assembled with ceramic fiber, the kiln must remain on and observed so that it doesn’t cool down any more than about 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
10. When the temperature falls underneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the kiln may be opened.
11. Once the glass has cooled to room temperature, add a brooch back. Stick on the brooch back with a two part epoxy.
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