Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tip #3 Keeping bubbles out of your dichroic glass jewelry pendants and decals
AAE GLASS DECALS
One of the biggest enemies to any dichroic glass fused pendant jeweler is the dreaded bubble. No matter how hard we try, sometimes a bubble creeps into our pieces and is it unavoidable. It is frustrating when working with fusible glass water slide decals and a bubble appears just above the decal. Hopefully we can offer you a few tips on how to avoid the curse of the bubble in your decals. While there is no sure fire way to avoid a bubble, following these 4 steps should help.
1-Once the decal is applied, blot out any excess water with a paper towel.
2-When the excess water is removed, wrap the paper towel around your fore finger and GENTLY brush the entire decal design after the excess water is removed. Be sure to smooth out any wrinkles or folds in the decal.
3-You must let the decal dry for at least 12 hours before firing the glass.
4-***HOT TIP*** If you are in a hurry and can't wait 12 hours to fire, use a blow dryer at close range for 20 minutes.
If you have any questions, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
***Stay tuned for a complete new style of decal that AAE Glass has developed. They will be released in early 2014! We have received the proofs and Tanya has adjusted to her specifications. They are currently in print and when available, will be announced to all.***