Decals open up a whole new range of possibilities. Today I cooked my first decal in my microwave kiln and I am sooo excited!
South Africa is a beautiful country but some craft supplies are not easy to come by, so you have to import it. Apart from the dollar exchange rate we face, the months – yes, months! that we have to wait for our customs to clear our parcels are quite a challenge.
So a few months ago I ordered some decals from Captive Decals. It was immediately shipped but only arrived this week.
I fused a test piece of glass a while back in anticipation of the arrival of my decals and yesterday was the day…
Oh! Imagine me reading the instructions that say wait 24h after applying the decal before fusing it…
So, today then was the day… The microwave that I use for fusing is very old and have settings for low, medium and high. I started with low and gradually went to high in increments of two minutes. I occasionally peeped and saw the background turned brown as it was burning away. I fused it just until I saw that the glass was at melting temperature and then immediately stopped and allowed the kiln to cool down outside on a heat resistance tile.
I love the way the glass changed and I love my first decal pendant.