Tempered Glass Pebble Vessel
If you have scratched up old tempered glass shelves hanging around, this is definitely the tutorial for you! This is also a terrific one for a ladies night out event, or a club activity or a team building exercise.
Tempered glass, shelf size is nice and easy to work with
Fusible Glass Paint (I’m using Glassline)
Prepared Shallow Bowl Mold
Spring loaded center punch
Squirt out a generous amount of paint on one side of the glass and spread out as desired to cover the whole surface.
Flip and paint the other side, you can use complimentary or contrasting colors, patterns are nice too.
Wrap the entire piece of glass securely in newspaper or butcher paper. Press the tip of the spring loaded center punch firmly against the paper wrapped glass until it punches and breaks the glass.
Place individual pieces of glass onto the mold. It’s useful to use a shallow mold here so the glass doesn’t slide down into the bottom of the mold during firing. As you place the pieces, flip some over to vary the paint coverage and color, the variety will give your plate a unique look.
Fuse using the Full Fuse Schedule for Float Glass. As always, I recommend a small test firing first, if you have needling around the edges, reduce the top temperature slightly. If your pieces are not fusing together, add a minute or two to the top hold. And, if you need help adjusting your firing schedule, just let me know.
Changing the paint color and the mold size will give you an infinite number of variations.
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