These leaf and other texture molds are meant to be used to make an impression on iridized glass or transparent glass.  They are not meant to be used with powders or frits filling the leaf designs.  I like to prefuse my blank with a good bubble squeeze first.  I then spray the mold with Zyp release (formerly called MR97) or you can use Primo Primer.  If you use Primo brush it out between firings or it will build up and you will lose some of the design.  With ZYP releasejust a slight mist between firings.  You can slump them with the texture up or down for a different look. Hope you love them.  The pieces from these are great sellers!

So I find there are a few ways to fire.......

When using a prefused blank:

250 degrees / to 1410 hold 10

9999 to anneal (900 for Coe 90, 950 for COE 96) hold 1 hour

100 degrees to 850 hold 1 hour

100 to 750 and off

Another way to fire these when using prefused blanks:

250 degrees to 1200 hold 5

50 degrees to 1225 hold 45-60

9999 to anneal (900 for Coe 90, 950 for COE 96) hold 1 hour

100 degrees to 850 hold 1 hour

100 to 750 and off

You can also fire these with 2 sheets of glass on top without prefiring:

You will get a few bubbles but that is just part of the look.  Try it both ways on your new texture molds! If you fire all at once use the following schedule which has a good bubble squeeze.

250 - 1100 hold 30

50 to 1225 hold 45

250 - 1410 hold 10

9999 to anneal (900 for Coe 90, 950 for COE 96) hold 1 hour

100 degrees to 850 hold 1 hour

100 to 750 and off

 

Now.....this being said.....these are not made to be used with frits and powdersand I want to be so clear on that............however....there are a few that you can when the impression is not too deep or totally open....such as the celtic and quite a few of the others.    Any questions please email me!!

Do experiment on adding colors on topyour prefused blank.  take 2 sheets of clear and lay them over your texture mold.  add design on top in powders or frits.....prefuse the glass off the mold if you want to....  After firing realign it onto you prepared texture mold in the same position.  Try it, you'll like it!!

 

 

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