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« on: February 16, 2014 07:41:19 PM »

I made some mica sheets with Flexi glass and used an electric die cutter to cut out these images

I then made a background from "tops and tails" and fired it face down to make a flatter surface to a tack fuse.

After capping it, I fired it to a full fuse after adding my images.

It did not work: I think the mica was too thin and once the binder burned off, as I assume it does, the thinnest areas virtually disappeared. So I set about saving it. I had some steel blue and cut out the same images in the glass and this is the result after I tack fused.
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2014 12:31:10 AM »

What a magnificent save. I love how it turned out in the end.

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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2014 03:58:46 AM »

I agree, in the in they are wonderful! Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2014 12:12:51 AM »

It turned out nice in the end, but I really like the second one best - I don't know a lot about glass, but can you leave it like that, or would it have come apart?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2014 06:53:15 AM »

The second picture just shows how the cut pieces were laid on the background - at this point they are separate. The third picture shows what happened when I fused the pieces together and why I needed to "save" it.
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2014 07:32:59 AM »

Awesome save. It looks great and you'd never know the original idea didn't work out.

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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2014 07:29:59 PM »

Excellent save!! It turned into a lovely piece and it sounds like you learned something too - win win!! Smiley.

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