A Glass Frit Plate
With Blended Frit

A fused glass frit plate made from fusing glass and blended colored glass frit, fused and slumped into a glass fusing mold.

Blended glass frit is placed on top of fusing glass, capped with clear glass and then fused and slumped.

The plate size can be altered to fit available molds as well as the type of glass frit being used.

The frit in this plate is a blend used by handmade glass bead makers,

There is a wide range of frit colors of different COE's available for bead making that are very useful for glass fusing.

COE 96 glass and glass frit are used for this design.



Fusing Supplies:

One piece of white opaque fusing glass

One piece of clear fusing glass

Blended glass frit

Klyr-Fire glue

Glass cutter

Suitable glass fusing mold

Kiln wash

Kiln shelf

Glass fusing kiln

Cutting & Assembly:

Step 1. Cut white opaque glass to 3 1/4" x 3 1/4".

Step 2. Cut clear fusing glass to 3 1/4" x 3 1/4".

Step 3. Wash and dry all art glass pieces thoroughly.

Step 4. Brush top of opaque glass with Klyr-Fire, pour blended frit on glass and spread out to fully cover glass, shake excess glass frit from the base glass.

Cap with clear glass and place on prepared kiln shelf.

Put kiln shelf into fusing glass kiln.

Fusing:

The annealing stage has been removed, the fused glass plate will be annealed during the glass slumping stage.

1. 300°F up to 1100°F, 20 minute hold

2. 75°F up to 1225°F, 10 minute hold

3. 1275°F up to 1500°F, 15 minute hold

4. 600° F down to 94° F

Turn glass kiln off and allow glass to cool to room temperature.

Slumping:

Apply 5 to 6 coats of kiln wash to mold, allow to dry between coats.

When mold is dry, put fused glass plate in mold and place in glass fusing kiln.

Use the following schedule to slump and anneal the blended glass frit plate.

1. 300°F up to 1100°F, 20 minute hold

2. 100°F up to 1250°F, 30 minute hold

3. 9999 (Full) down to 960°F, 60 minute hold

4. 150°F down to 750°F

5. Switch off, cool glass to room temperature.

Remove from glass kiln when glass has fully cooled.

The above blended frit methods can be used on various sizes and shapes of fused art glass creations.



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