Take time to smell the flowers! This project features two techniques - kiln carving and glass painting - to create a pretty floral bowl design.
985 10" Square Tile CF220.76M Dark Green Opalescent Frit - Medium CFI1009F Black Iridescent Frit - Fine CR300 Paint Pot Strip GCKIT1 Glass Color Kit 1 GBC-8-W01 8 In. Circle Clear Transparent (2) SM-9037-S Small Firenze ST540 Thinfire Paper ST551 ⅛ In. Fiberfrax Paper ST552 ¼ In. Fiberfrax Paper
Angled Straw Assorted Paintbrushes Black Permanent Marker Palette Knife Pencil Scissors Water
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1. Lay a sheet of Thinfire Paper onto the bisque tile to create a portable fusing tile, then use a pencil to trace an outline of the 8" circle base.
2. Sketch design pattern onto a sheet of 1/8" or 1/4" Fiberfrax Paper. See provided template. Choose which fiber paper to use based on the desired thickness of your embossed designs.
3. Cut out the sketched pattern with scissors and arrange the cut pattern pieces within the base outline on the portable fusing tile as desired. On scattered leaf shapes, add a second layer of fiber paper to create the vein.
4. Use a pallet knife to load 3 separate paint pots with small amounts of Deep Cranberry, Laurel Green, and Yellow Ochre.
5. Mix in a small amount of Glass Medium into each paint pot until you achieve a thin peanut butter consistency. Start with a few drops of Glass Medium and add a little bit at a time as needed.
6. Paint each embossed flower shape with a generous coat of Deep Cranberry.
7. Paint each leaf with Laurel Green.
8. Paint each leaf vein and stem with Yellow Ochre.
9. Use an angled cut straw to add a small amount of Black Iridescent fine frit to the center of each flower.
10. Add a small amount of Dark Green Opalescent medium frit along the center of scattered leaves.
11. Cap the embossed design with two 8 In. clear circles. Transfer the portable fusing tile to the kiln and full fuse using the 6-segment program provided.
12. Once fired, clean off excess fiber paper residue and slump in the Small Firenze mold.