Tuesday, December 30, 2008


GLASS PENDANTS: Made these using only one piece of glass! On the reverse side I used TLS (Translucent Liquid Sculpey) by Sculpey.com found at our local craft store. I printed an image on cardstock with my Laserjet printer. In Photoshop I make sure the image is 1 1/2 inches square. I then cut out the image and applied a coat of TLS - ensuring the entire surface is coated. I do them in batches of aprox 10. Lay on a cookie sheet covered with parchment or wax paper. Baked for 25 minutes at 325 F. Allow to cool off then sandwich with glass piece and letter printed on a transparency.
The letter S for example was printed on a sheet of transparency in "mirror" setting with printer setting of "transparency" as well.
Applied tape around this sandwich and soldered which is another story. Note: When I apply the tape I burnish on all sides. These need to be washed with soap and water after soldered and if not burnished the water can get in between. That is okay if a little gets in - it will eventually evaporate but you don't want a lot. That is why I print with a Laserjet. Now I also print with inkjet and to prevent water damage to paper image I coat both sides of paper after printed with Dorland's Wax Medium by Jacquardproducts.com. This seals the ink. Applied the wax with a circular motion and allow to dry before enclosing in Pendant.
Will post more later about how I color the solder to match the picture inside.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful work! I surely will be checking often too - thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!