Tree in Spring

 

Products Used

Glass
  • White Opaque Glass, Clear Glass
Color
  • SG-401 Black Designer Liner

Decorating Accessories

  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium, DSS-116 Stylized Designer Silkscreen, Moss Green Transparent Frit - Fine, Dark reen Transparent Frit - Medium, Grape Transparent Frit - Medium

Miscellaneous Supplies

  • Palette, palette knife, glass cutter, running pliers, glass cleaner, firing paper, non-aerosol hairspray in a squeeze bottle

 

 

Tree.In.Spring
Designer: Crista Toler
 
 

Instructions

  1. Cut two pieces of glass into 6” x 6” squares. One in opaque white and one in clear. Clean Glass with desired glass cleaner. Allow to dry.
  2. Place clear glass blank on a clean surface. All designs will be placed on this piece.
  3. 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 sour cream. 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.
  4. Gently spread the mixture over the tree screen, shiny side down, using a squeegee or your finger. Allow to dry.
  5. Turn the cleaned, clear blank glass over and place on top of the white blank. The screened image will be sandwiched between the glass blanks.

On Top of the Clear Glass

  1. Sprinkle Moss Green frit loosely to portions of the tree leaves and at the roots as desired. *We used a plastic spoon to sprinkle the frit and move it around.
  2. Sprinkle Dark Green frit loosely to the tree leaves and sparingly on the ground.
  3. Sprinkle Grape frit sparingly to the tree leaves to show that a few blooms are popping up. Feel free to add more as desired.
  4. Squeeze hairspray onto frit to hold in place for transport to the kiln.
  5. Allow to dry.
  6. Fire to a full fuse using Spectrum’s 6-segment firing program.

Please remember that firing schedules provided are meant as a starting point. Your project, your kiln and your desired results are all variables in creating your project. Remember to fuse and anneal for the thickest part of the glass.

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