Monarch Butterfly tile

 

 
 
Products Used
 
Shape
  • 3"x3" Glass - White & Clear
 Color
  • SG-401 Black Designer Liner
  • SG-403 Red Designer Liner
  • SG-404 Blue Designer Liner
  • SG-405 Green Designer Liner
  • SG-406 Brown Designer Liner
  • SG-407 Yellow Designer Liner
  • SG-408 Orange Designer Liner
  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
Decorating Accessories
  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
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Additional Materials
  • Pencil
  • Palette Knife
  • Butterfly Silkscreen
 
Project Info
  • Designer: Pauline WynDham
  • Skill Level: Basic
 

Instructions

  1. Cut two pieces of glass 3” x 3”.  One in white opaque and one in clear translucent. Clean Glass with desired glass cleaner. Allow to dry.
  2. Place some SG-401 Black Designer Liner on a palette or tile, sprinkle with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium. Using a palette knife mix to the consistency of peanut butter. If the mix is to thin add more AC-310 Silkscreen Medium or if too thick add more SG-401 Black Designer Liner to thin.
  3. Place Butterfly silkscreen in desired location on white opaque glass. Using your finger, apply the silkscreen mixture over the silkscreen design pressing it through the open areas of the screen. Lift off the screen when done.
  4. Using SG-406 Brown Designer Liner and the metal tip, draw in the branch under the butterfly making sure the color is not applied thick. If the color is applied thick, bubbles with form in your firing between the two pieces of glass.
  5. Using the SG-405 Green Designer Liner and SG-407 Yellow Designer Liner, draw in some leaves and fill in with color.
  6. Place some SG-404 Blue Designer liner to your pallet. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, load the bristles with water and dip into the SG-404 Blue Designer Liner. Add a messy blue background around branch and butterfly.
  7. Fill in butterfly using CB-110 #10/0 Liner using SG-403 Red Designer Liner, SG-407 Yellow Designer Liner, and SG-408 Orange Designer Liner into desired areas using a light coat.
  8. Allow to dry.
  9. Place clear glass over design and fire to a full fuse.

Sample of the full fused program used in this project. Please remember that any "generic"schedule is meant as a starting point. Your project, your kiln and your desired results are all variables that will likely be reasons to adjust this schedule. Remember to fuse and anneal for the thickest part of the glass. 

 Segment  Rate °/hr  Temp ° F  Hold (min)
 1  275  1150  20
 2  100  1250  30
 3  100  1370  20
 4  150  1500  15
 5  999  960  60
 6  75  800  1

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