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Giving an incredible handmade gift can be easy, and doesnt have to take much time from your busy holiday schedule. This season, design a keepsake plate and take advantage of the firing time to whip up some cookies in the kitchen for a special gift that will last beyond the last scrumptious bite. 5 tips for creating quick plates 1. Apply wash to your mold before getting started on your fused design. This will allow plenty of time for multiple coats to dry before it is time to slump. 2. Using two pre-cut circles (available in 90 COE or 96 COE) as the base of your plate makes it the right thickness for a full fuse, so you can focus on adding details instead of cutting glass. 3. Fusible pre-cut shapes (available in 90 COE or 96 COE) and millefiori (available in 90 COE or 96 COE) make creating fast.
It allows you to transfer your color artwork to a multitude of surfaces. Using water-slide paper products, you can customize, decorate, and enhance the appearance of almost anything. All it takes is a computer and a laser printer to design and print your decals. Decal paper is easy to use and can be applied to most surfaces including plastics (model planes, trains, automobiles, etc), glass (trophies, clocks, etc), wax (candles), wood (art, furnishings, crafts), metal, leather, tile (for kitchens, bathrooms, etc), pottery, ceramics & enamel. http /HclEWG
The official answer from the glass manufacturers is, All tested compatible glasses have been tested by the FDA for food bearing surfaces and were determined to be suitable.However, if you add other processes or compounds to the items, for example paint, stains, decals, glazes, etc. it is important to check that these items are also approved for food bearing surfaces. In addition it is of the utmost importance that dinnerware items be properly annealed, especially if youre going to place hot food on them - the thermal shock could cause a break in poorly annealed items. This Randys ProTip brought to you from the book Introduction to Glass Fusing by Petra Kaiser. VisitWardell Publications. Also, at Delphi we take food safety and dinnerware very seriously. We always recommend that certain glasses are capped with clear. These are usually irids, dichro and glass with texture, since these can also trap
Get Fired Up with Fusing. Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 10am - 3pm ONE DAY ONLY. Hang out at Delphi for the day and watch free fusing presentations by Delphi Experts. Learn about the fundamentals of fusing, tips and tricks from Delphis best and network with other artists. Dont Miss These Exciting Presentations 10 00 am - Lets Start Small Learn the basics on how to fuse glass. Glass cutting and layering will be demonstrated. Take advantage of the opportunity to try new embellishing products by making a small cabochon that will be fused and ready to take home later in the afternoon. All material will be provided. 12 00 pm - Prepare and Apply It Which kiln wash do I use? Learn what kiln wash works best on which surface and how to prepare and apply Check out the New Molds and see what they can create. 1 00
Fuse Art Decals will work in any fused glass project, but are especially designed to be used with the Fuseworks Microwave Kiln also by Diamond Tech Crafts. http /GXecRM To see all the Fuse Art Decals currently available at our website, please follow this link http //bit.ly/GXecRM
August 26th might just be another Dog Day of Summer for some people, but here at Delphi we are looking forward to this day. Why you ask....well because it is National Dog Day. This year we have decided to do something special to celebrate not just dogs, but all our favorite furry, feathered and scaly friends. For the remainder of August, were putting our favorite pet inspired glass art supplies on sale. Delphi will be donating 5% of the proceeds on all sale items to the Humane Society to help pets in need. We encourage everyone who loves animals or just loves using them as inspiration for their art to join us in supporting a good cause, now through August 31st. Here are some of our favorite supplies Cat Designs Pattern Book Paw Bail Fat
We scoured the web, asked our Delphi artists, questioned our fans on Facebook, and finally came up with 13 easy-to-implement tips for keeping things clutter-free. Feel free to share your own in our comments section below. 1. Choose an area with good lighting. If you have a window, keep the area clear, so light can flow in nicely. 2. Partition off the craft area (contain the craft creep) with a screen or furniture. 3. If you havent used something in 2 years, consider donating it to a school or senior center, selling to a buy-back program or tossing it. 4. Label everything. 5. Consider what tools and supplies you need the most. These should be easily accessible. Store the rest in clear bins. 6. If your space is limited, go vertical. Install a slat wall for easy shelving. From our Facebook fans 7. Scrapbooking paper shelves are also great for