What is your concept of a scary tree? Is it a black barren tree with many branches set against the background of a crisp autumn night with a full moon? Then here it is! The only thing missing is a few jack-o-lanterns and some fog to soften the picture.
This creepy tree can be designed anyway you desire. Give it just a few branches or several if you want. Set your Halloween tree on a simple background such as the one here or add even more details to make your notion of the ideal spooky tree.
Materials:Background glassBlack noodle or stringer glass Yellow moon glassPatternGlass cleaner of choiceChap stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Trace and cut the guide.
2. Situate the paper pattern on the right colorful glass and sketch around the model with a permanent pen. Liberallycover up all the drawings with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is needed to cut out the pattern. Cut near the line to retain the form and all the tiny details.
4. Sponge down with soap and rinse in plain water or employ glass cleaner to strip off any pen marks and scum. Using a lint free towel, dry the objects.
5. Place the sections on a primed kiln shelf and arrange the shelf in the unit. Be sure to grasp the glass by the edge to avert fingerprints.
6. Close the top or door. Start the oven.
7. Observe the fused piece at about 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. When looking at your projects put on glasses with IR and UV protection.
8. When the piece has your desired look, shut down and unplug the kiln. If the unit is manufactured with thick fire bricks, you can let it cool down on its own. On the other hand if it is built with ceramic fiber, the kiln must be left on and observed so that it doesn’t cool down more than about 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
9. As soon as the pyrometer drops beneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the oven may be opened.
10. Once the piece has cooled down to room temperature, you can add a brooch back. Adhere the brooch back with a two part epoxy.
Scary Tree Pattern
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