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Fused Dichroic Pushpins Project Guide

    Item# FPG0013F

    Features

    • • Free Fusing Project Guide

    Product Description

    Materials:
    • Fuseworks™ ½” Squares – The Basics
    • Fuseworks™ ½” Squares – Black Dichroic  
    • Fuseworks™ Microwave Kiln
    • 3/8” Flathead Thumbtack/Pushpins
    • E6000® or other glass/metal glue
    • Fuseworks™ Kiln Paper

    Instructions:
    1.  Cut two 2” X 2” pieces of kiln paper. Remove the lid from the Fuseworks™ Kiln. Place the kiln paper on the kiln base.
    2. Layer the glass on the kiln paper. Start with the base glass, ½” dichroic and top with a  ½” clear. You will be able to fuse 4 pieces of stacked glass at a time. Make sure glass is at least 1/2" apart.
    3. Carefully set the base with glass inside the microwave. Cover base and glass with kiln lid.
    4. Fuse at 70% power for 2 minutes 30 seconds. PLEASE NOTE: All microwave and kiln combinations will have different firing patterns. Be sure to take careful notes and log all fusing times for future use.
    5. After time is up, open microwave and, using Hot Mitts, carefully lift the lid enough to inspect the fusing process. Add additional time in 30 second increments until desired results are achieved. Remove kiln from microwave using the Hot Mitts and place on a heat resistant surface. Cool the kiln on a heat resistant surface for at least 40 minutes with the lid on. Removing the lid or peeking under the lid during the cooling will result in your piece cracking. Glass remains hot for a long time and should be handled with great caution. 
    6. Cool your kiln completely, before reusing.  
    7. Repeat Steps 2-6 and allow it to cool completely.
    8. Once glass has cooled, glue a flathead thumbtack to the back of the glass using a glass/metal adhesive such as E6000®. Allow glue to dry before using pushpins.