Today I am working on fused glass pieces from a project called "Fossil Vitra Tutorial" which was published on the FusedGlass.org website. Here is the link:
I have applied glass powder directly on leaves and these leaves are fired under glass. The leaves burn away and the glass powder is fused to the sheet of glass. It is all explained very simply in the tutorial. I've done it before and the results were excellent. I was asked to make a couple 6" x 8" plates similar to one in my Etsy shop, so today was the perfect day to do it. I also made two 5" x 5" plates, all shown in the photos below.
Here is the leaf on a paper towel with a 6" x 8" drawn pattern.
I've sprayed the leaf with hair spray, added brown glass powder to the
stems and started applying green powder to the leaves.
Here's what it looks like. I added a second green powder and the yellow for highlights. After it dries, I carefully lift it onto a piece of fiber paper and place it on the kiln shelf.
I carefully place my glass (two layers) over the leaf while holding my breath.
I don't want any of the glass powder to come off.
Here are the four pieces ready to be fired.
I'll show you the results in a couple of days!