Decals fired on top of a fused glass piece is the normal process, though sometimes a little problematic. But how do the fusible decals go when capped with clear? That’s what this video is about.
I’ve chosen a selection of different types of decals and in this test, I’ll place them on opaque and capp with clear..
In the YouTube video, you will find links to related videos, a chapter list with time stamps, and links to more resources.
Don’t forget, the glass I use is Bullseye 90 COE. I use Thinfire fiber paper on the shelf, but when fire polishing on my shelf, and slumping in moulds, I spray with boron nitride mould release.
This is just a test I’m making for an idea I have for a final piece. I needed to make sure I could fire decals when capped, and just what they looked like once fired.
I’ve chosen a number of decals for this test. A fusible decal of the type you can print yourself in a laser printer, gold accent decals, full-colour decals, and decal paper.
My base, and the glass the decals will be attached to, is opaque white. This will be capped whit clear. All 3 mm thick.
The schedule I used is below.
The end result was a little disappointing. Have a look in the video to see what I mean.
If you have any questions please ask in the comments section on YouTube.
💥 Full Fuse Firing Schedule
- #1 – 222 C (432 F) up to 535 C (995 F), hold 60 minutes. Vent the kiln to allow fumes to escape.
- #2 – 333 C (632 F) up to 670 C (1238 F), no hold
- #3 – Full up to 730 C (1345 F), hold 10 minutes
- #4 – Full down to 482 C (900 F), hold 60 minutes
- #5 – 65 C ( 149 F) down to 425 C (797 F), no hold
- #6 – 132 C ( 270 F) down to 371 C (700 F), no hold