A different way to use your Laser-Printed Decals!

The last few weeks I experimented a bit with Decals! And with the technique I will show you below, you can use any laser printer on our decal paper.  

 
Are you trying to add a realistic element to your glass work but are not really good in free hand drawing? Here is what you can do. With transparent glass you can place any printed design under your glass and follow the lines with some high fire enamel paint. 

I’m using Multi Pens – they fire glossy even at around 1400 degrees and are easy to apply. But what can you do when you want to transfer a design onto an opaque glass?

To use this technique, you can actually print your design on the laser decal paper with any laser printer, since you do not want to retain the actual print. 

Directions

  • Print your design on a sheet of Laser Decal Paper
  • Soak the decal for a few seconds in clean water
  • Transfer the decal to your glass – carefully – do not rip the fine transparent film. I used a single layer of Wissmach Prisma glass, in the size of 10″ x 8″.
  • Shake the paint in your multi pen. Our multi pens come with fine metal tips. But I found an even better bottle at a craft shop and am now transferring the enamel paint from the big bottle to the little one. If the paint is too thick, you can add a few drops of water.
  • Shake well and start applying the paint. Keep the tip on the design while following the lines.  
  • When you are done put a pin in the metal tip to keep it free of paint. If you forget, the paint gets really hard and you might not be able to clean it out again.
  • Place your glass on a Kaiser Lee Board Mold and fuse and shape it in one firing.

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