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Texture Tile Question

Postby H.J. Reed » Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:31 am

I trying to use Slumpy's SM-9744 Organic Originals - Lavish Sunflowers.
http://www.slumpys.com/Whats-New/New-Molds/Organic-Originals-Lavish-Sunflowers

I am confused on using texture tiles.
I have a already built a fully fused base that I would like to then texture with this mold.

Their web description says Fuse sheet glass atop for one of a kind designs. For best results, fire to a contour fuse.
Since I’ve already created my base, should I fire the blank to a contour fuse to pick up the detail of this mold? (Not just this mold but for any textured tile?)
Everywhere I look online, sites selling textured molds firing schedules assume you fuse and texture in the same step.
To control bubbles I'm trying to do in two steps.

What firing schedule would you suggest to pick up the texture (S96) or should I use my regular Contour schedule?

I also made the mistake of laying the tile directly on the kiln shelf. Bet I need to put on small posts?

Also this mold, like most tiles I've seen, does not have air holes in it. Should I drill a couple of small holes to be safe?

Thank you in advance for taking a look at all my questions.

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Re: Texture Tile Question

Postby grammy » Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:15 pm

Even though you have fully fused your blank, you would still go to a contour fuse. For my kiln I would go slightly higher, maybe 20 degrees as the glass has to get soft enough to flow into the contour. I would not put any holes in the mold itself.

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Re: Texture Tile Question

Postby Valerie Adams » Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:55 pm

I've needed to fire to about 1425° in order to get any decent texture on texture molds. However, I've never used Slumpy's molds, as I find they're not great quality. Be sure you've got a good separator applied (many people use Boron Nitride spray on texture molds). You can visually confirm your slump by checking at your top temperature, then extend the hold/temp as necessary.

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Re: Texture Tile Question

Postby H.J. Reed » Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:30 am

So I've been a reader of this blog for quite some time but recently joined.

THANK YOU to all who not only took time to answer this question, but all the questions asked.
Your time and talent that you are willing to share doesn't go unnoticed.

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Re: Texture Tile Question

Postby Valerie Adams » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:06 pm

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Re: Texture Tile Question

Postby JestersBaubles » Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:36 pm

I always fuse & "texturize" in one firing. Here are a couple of blog posts which you might find useful:

http://jestersbaubles.blogspot.com/2016 ... atter.html

http://jestersbaubles.blogspot.com/2015 ... atter.html

Best, Dana W.

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Re: Texture Tile Question

Postby H.J. Reed » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:52 pm

Dana
Glad you took pictures and turned it into a post.
Thank you very much!
H.J.


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