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Monday, March 26, 2012
Jackson, South Carolina
I'm making Freeze 'n Frit glass powder objects, using some of the swirls and curvy lines of Sizzix die cutters. To make the frit molds i need to cut the craft foam. It’s too thick for regular paper punches. And the electric Sizzix Vagabond cutter works perfectly. I found the blog and contest while I was waiting for my Vagabond to arrive. It works perfectly. And after the black frit powder and green aventurine powder arrives, I will make swirls, stars and curves to go along with copper metal keys I’m cutting out of thin copper. I cut the copper by hand; I don’t want to dull my die cutters. I may try embossing the keys with the machine, using an embossing stencil. As it is I rub and buff the impression with a bone burnisher.
After the Frit freezes in the foam mold, I will take it out and quickly put them on my kiln shelf before they melt and then fuse them. It’s magic! The little bit of frozen water hold the molded frit together long enough to fuse the shape. Then I will put the glass and copper elements on my glass blank and fuse. The final step will be slumping the decorated glass blank into a mold. It will either be a functional bowl or an object to admire.