Here is another sample of how you can use the fact that the luminescent coating fires off to your advantage. For this design, Melissa cut 3 curvy strips of Papyros Paper and glued them with a bit of white glue to the luminescent white glass. Than she added the little pieces of blue and green and fired the piece “decor side” up at 1410° F target temperature for 10 minutes.
The none protected white glass lost all the luminescent, while the covered parts remained fully coated.
Wissmach glass, 3 mm in 90-01 Clear, 90-10 Orange/Red, 90-13 Dark Red, 90-09 Violet, 90-03 white
A few Vitrigraph stringers (instructions are in the Fuse It Book which comes with the kit I have linked to at the end of this tutorial)
Multi Pen Glass Enamel
Kaiser Lee Board Multi Tasking Mold, KLB kiln shelf and 8 small stoneware tiles.
Kiln Wash Powder
Set up your mold and measure the outside perimeter to determine the size for your clear glass base. I used an 8” x 9” x 1” KL-board to create this step down mold. Kaiser Lee Board does not need to be kiln washed, but you should give it a nice dusting with kiln wash powder. You will find a lot more information about this type of mold set up in our Multi Tasking E-book which you can order by itself or in a kit with Kaiser Lee Board.
Cut your design elements and place them on the cleaned clear base glass. I used the multi pen with the little application bottle and added some dots to my flower petals and used the groziers to make a small amount of frit.
Place your mold set up in the kiln and place your designed clear glass on top and full fuse and slump in one firing. This is one of the advantages you have with molds made from fiber. This process works as long as you do not stretch the glass more than 3/4”.
When you fire red glass, we recommend a full fuse temperature not higher than 1420°F (770°C).
The pictures below are life links to the enamel pen and the multi tasking mold kit I mentioned earlier in the blog.