bottle glass frit in blue and clear
4″ square tile mold
dust mask or respirator
small votive or floral former
It is important for you to understand that we are using two different types of bottle glass frit, and the reason this is okay is we are filling the gaps between them with Float Fire, which is compatible with both bottle types. The Float Fire serves as a bridge to fuse the two bottle glass colors together.
Start by making stripes of clear and cobalt blue bottle glass frit balls. This can be time consuming, so choose a time when you are not rushed.
Add Float Fire Frit to the mold while wearing your trusty dust mask. It doesn’t take a lot of frit, and it’s much harder to get the extra back out, so go slowly and add in small amounts.
Use the paint brush to spread the frit around and clear off the top of the frit balls. Ideally, it will look like a cobbled road.
Fire to a full fuse using the firing schedule for 1/4″ recycled glass.
Use a diamond file (with water and your dust mask) to file any sharp edges away, then bend into shape using the slump firing schedule for 1/4″ glass.
Alternately, you could slump into a shallow bowl shape.