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Project Guide: Ikea Lantern Inserts

Posted by Babette Ogawa on

  This project utilizes the Borrby lantern (black or white) in either small or large. These currently sell on Ikea for $7.99 and $14.99. 1. Gently manipulate the tabs to remove the plain glass insert(s) you'd like to replace with fused glass. 2. Using the piece of glass as a pattern, cut a base for your project. 3. Decorate your base as you'd like, making sure to leave 1/2" on each side so your piece will fit the frame when you assemble your lantern. 4. Tack fuse. 5. Assemble your lantern using your new inserts. Tip from the trenches: To...

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Project Guide: Dots Plate

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Base: 6x6" (any color)Second layer border: two 1/2" x 6" strips; two 1/2" x 5" stripsSecond layer dots: number and color of choiceSecond layer filler: medium frit in choice of color To assemble:Clean all of your piecesGlue the clear strips to the edges of your base to create a damArrange glass blobs as desired Fill with frit, using a brush to sweep frit into every nook and cranny. Because my blobs were taller than the edges, I didn't mound the frit. If you use smaller blobs, mound the frit slightly as it will settle when it melts. Want bubbles? Use...

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Project Guide: Working Glass Plate

Posted by Babette Ogawa on

This is a great beginner project. I call these "working glass" projects because the glass does the work for you! It's easy! Take a base color (I used 200 white) 6x6"Choose a second layer center color (I used clear for depth) 5x5"Cut 2 border strips 1/2" by 5"Cut 2 border strips 1/2" by 6"Cut your square focal 3x3" Assemble Fuse One: I did a tack fuse for the original fuse because I wanted the edges to stay sharp. Fuse Two: Slump into a plate mold (I used Creative Paradise GM14)

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Project Guide: Subtle Movement Plate

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Subtle Movement This is a quick plate but one that people always seem to be drawn to. To create this plate, select a sheet of glass that has gentle movement. This plate can be made with or without the embellishments. Without embellishments, cutting needs to be much more accurate. Take a base measuring 6x6" square.Cut six one inch by six inch strips of glass from a swirled or wispy piece (I used sour apple)Add embellishments if you want. I used 1/4" squares and small Colorado River Rock in white. I used noodle in white and amazon. Place your base down first. Add the strips, one...

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Project Guide: Spectrum Gift Plate

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Base 6x6" WhiteCorners 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" Clear (four pieces)Ribbon: One strip 6x1" Two strips 2 1/2" by 1" Any colorFree form bow pieces: center is 1x1" The other ones I just guessed.Glass Circles, squares, noodles, etc for the decorations (I used Spectrum Pebbles) Choose a texture, either smooth or contoured Smooth: Assemble and do a bubble squeeze Contoured: Fuse and do a contour fuse Slump into a plate form. I used the Bullseye 8996 form

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