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How to make a Kiln Carving Pattern

There are probably any number of ways to make a kiln carving pattern, but I’m fond of the way I do it, so that’s the one I use.

Step 1

Determine final pattern size.  I like to keep things under 6″ x 6″ (15 cm x 15 cm) for flat glass.  For bottle glass, I try to keep things within 4.5″ (11.4 cm) wide because that’s how wide a regular wine bottle is when you melt it flat.  The patterns can be printed at different % for larger or smaller projects.

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