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Fusible Decals and Dichro Slide Instructions

Fusible Decals and Dichro Slide Instructions

There are several different Decals that we can fire on our Fusible Glass.

I call these types of art supply .......... Slides  
Due to we slide them off from a delivery paper onto our art.

The beginning process is pretty much the same.

  1. Clean the glass two times using at least 70% Isophyl Rubbing Alcohol and a lint free rag.  Old T Shirt or Flour Sack towels work well.
  2. Remove the decal’s protective wax paper if there is some.
  3. Cut out the decal as close as you can to the design.
  4. Using warm distilled water, soak your decal for 30 to 45 seconds or until the decal easily slides off from the delivery paper.
  5. Slowly slide the decal off from the delivery paper onto the glass.
  6. Push out air bubbles and water from under the decal in a rolling motion over your decal gently using flour sack towel or old t-shirt.
  7. Bray out any excess water to eliminate water bubbles.
  8. I then put a little bit of rubbing alcohol on my towel and wipe any glue residue off from the glass that may have oozed out during my water removal moment.  Be careful to not rub the alcohol on the decal art as it might mess it up.
  9. Store in air tight container.
    Do not store in rooms with temperatures above 80 degrees.

For small decals I like a coffee cup and if working with a larger decal then a coffee cup will be too small, grab a larger bowl that is shallow.

We do need to fuse them at the right temperature in order for them to mature to the look that we desire.  Be sure to follow the firing top temperature for your decal to be used.  This information is provided by the seller of the decal.

  • Be sure to have the temperature/style of decal information for your decals that you are about to use so you don't over fire them. 
  • Over firing can make the art disappear. 
  • Google them or check with your decal provider for accurate top temp info... xo

The recipes I offer are in Fahrenheit.

Lowfire Decal fusing recipe:
Suggested firing schedule:

1                250/HR         350    .20 (Vented Kiln)

2                500/HR         1000     .10 (Close Kiln)

3                500/HR        1040     .10 

4               9999/AFAP    950       .30 (Anneal) 

5                  100/HR       800       .15 (2nd Anneal) 

 

Medium Fire Surface Decal recipe:
Suggested firing schedule:

Segment   Rate/HR      Temp    Hold

1                250/HR         350    .20 (Vented Kiln)

2                500/HR         1000     .10 (Close Kiln)

3                500/HR        1290     .10 

4               9999/AFAP    950       .30 (Anneal) 

5                  100/HR       800       .15 (2nd Anneal) 

 

High Fire Metallic Gold or Silver Metallic Decals
Firing Temperature: 1250-1400 Degrees F

Suggested firing schedule:

Segment   Rate/HR      Temp    Hold

1                100/HR         500      .20

2                200/HR         1000    .10

3                  60/HR         1250     .10 (Bubble Squeeze)

4**              400/HR        1400     .10 (Use or skip this) 

5               9999/AFAP    950       .30 (Anneal) 

6                  100/HR       800       .15 (2nd Anneal) 

Segment 1 is for drying everything out well enough to fuse without adding bubbles and other problems.

** Segment 4 is if you desire to go higher in temperature for the desired look of your art.  The High Fire Metallic Decals do mature at 1250 very nicely.

For Dichro Slide we cut our shape or punch it out using scrap booking punches.  Then follow the directions above for having the Dichro Slide come off from the delivery paper.

Another Slide paper is Fusible Photo Paper.
I have dedicated instructions for Fusible Photo Paper within the Good Tips area of our website here.

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