Thursday, February 4, 2010

Look at My Glass!

A while back I bought the wrong kind of kiln shelf paper, and am not the kind that sends things back...BUT it was expensive, so I've been trying to figure out how to use it. Yesterday I found a cool use....
I punched a shape out of the paper and placed COE96 clear glass on top of it. Fused it in my sparkly new kiln and, Voila! The glass slumps right into the 'negative space' leaving it embossed with the image. The paper peels off and you are left with a clear piece.

So this morning I'm getting all my punches out and trying it with some different glass - in colors!

Yes, I know I should be working on inventory for my Open House at the Liberty House tomorrow night, but this is soooo much fun!

9 comments:

T Lee said...

that is very creative of you!! can you color the paper? a red heart would be cool, right? or a yellow leaf? i like the glass.

Two Dog Pond said...

Actually - the glass becomes "embossed". It melts right into the negative space. It's really hard to see in the photos, but the glass is completely clear.

Anonymous said...

Very cool!
What about putting a couple glass beads onto it so it will melt in?
I love glass... can't wait to see what you do with them.
Nice job, Rachel!
Heatherj

Brighid said...

That is sooo coool. I love it. What will you think of next? Talented Lady.

Maggie said...

I think you ARE working on your inventory...these need to be made into necklaces for your open house!

Kitty said...

ohmigosh! Rach, these are just BRILLIANT! LOVE this concept. May have to have to do a little "retail therapy" soon. you are so frickin' clever.

Jackie said...

I see a new product in "our"future!:)

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Lovely, so shimmery, love the dragonfly

Linda Cain said...

WOW! Love this idea!