Overcooking … Doh!

Another lesson learned – the hard way.  Apparently one can ‘overcook’ PnP in one’s heat press.  Dammitall!  At least that’s what I think happened, as I decided to take the 15 dichro pieces through one-more-round in the heat press.  Last night’s successes didn’t etch correctly today – the PnP mask didn’t protect the dichroic surface.  (My only other thought is that Armour Etch on PnP doesn’t act the same as Etch-All … too harsh, maybe???  IDK, as I’ve only ever used Armour Etch …)  Anyway, I lost several pieces, but had enough to load the kiln … Now to see what 1400 degrees does to them.  Here are some of the pieces pre-firing … I’m excited and dreading the kiln opening tomorrow – uh, later today.  (You can see a few over-etched pieces in the middle photo – but I’m hoping I can salvage with custom edging … fingers crossed!)

dichro-cabs-in-kiln cabs-4-13 dichro-dragonfly---fingers-crossed

About claytonhill

Artisan of beautiful and functional art, handmade in our glass studio. All items one of a kind due to the nature of our medium. A little about me: As the mother of four children, multiple four-legged 'children', wife and an ER nurse ... I've always found pleasure in pursuing creative outlets. My current 'hobby' is kiln-formed glass. As I never do anything 'half-way' ... my husband and I are really enjoying this medium. Other hobbies have included/include stained glass, quilting, knitting, wine making, candles - oh, and a brief trial of the ancient Ukranian art of etching designs on blown eggs ... don't ask. :) You can view my on-line glass store at www.chneos.etsy.com
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2 Responses to Overcooking … Doh!

  1. bstiverson says:

    Been loving your blog. Learning lots of things while reading it. What is a heat press?? Thanks!!


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