No Days ThinFuse is a thin heat activated adhesive film that allows you to build intricate fused glass designs in a comfortable workspace, and then easily transport your piece to the kiln, ensuring your design stays put. It essentially creates a faux tack fuse, allowing you to eliminate extra firings and cut back on the amount of time it takes to finish a multi-step fused glass project. Once the adhesive has been heat set, you can continue to add elements to the piece before firing in a kiln. ThinFuse is a perfect solution for creating quick & easy fused glass mosaics.
|Tools and Materials|
- No Days ThinFuse Adhesive
- fusible Spectrum System 96 glass
- System 96 Carolina Frit
- Ryan Staub fusing cane
- No Days Liquid Fusing Adhesive
- glass cutter, running pliers, mosaic nippers
- scissors or craft blade
- spoon, small brush
- standard heat gun, embossing tool, or conventional/toaster oven
|Cut the No Days ThinFuse to size using scissors or a craft blade|
|Use a spoon or other tool to burnish the adhesive against the glass base|
|Peel back the release paper low and slow|
|Don't worry if the ThinFuse tears a little - as long as the glass pieces|
are larger than the hole, the glue will hold
|Building glass around the fusing cane by Ryan Staub|
|Arranging the glass pieces on top of the ThinFuse|
|Heat set ThinFuse in an oven or kiln|
After removing the project from the heat, you will be able to nudge pieces into place if they have moved or are not exactly where you want them. If the pieces set up before you’re finished moving them around, simply reheat and move the pieces into place. Let the project cool and you can add additional elements before firing in the kiln.
|Add frit by the spoonful after the ThinFuse has cooled|
|The process of "frouting" (frit + grout = "frout")|
|Use a brush to clean up the extra frit|
While “frouting,” you can add No Days Liquid Fusing Adhesive to help hold the frit in place, especially along the edges of the piece. When you’ve finished grouting and sweeping off excess frit, you’re ready to transport your piece to the kiln to fire.
|Secure the frit by applying No Days Liquid Fusing Adhesive|
|The fused glass mosaic ready to go in the kiln|
These firing schedules are fairly conservative, so you shouldn't have any breakage. However, please note that these firing schedules are just general guidelines and recommendations made by Streuter Technologies and it is up to the user to take into acount their glass fusing setup and design, materials used and kiln being used to yield their desired results.
dph = degrees per hour (Fahrenheit)
AFAP = as fast as possible, represented by 9999 when programming your kiln
min = minutes
TEXTURAL TACK FUSE: This firing schedule is for textural tack fuse and is used in creating fused glass mosaics. The fused piece will be highly textured.
|Textural Tack Fuse|
|300 dph||600º F||30 min|
|300 dph||1000º F||30 min|
|300 dph||1100º F||10 min|
|50 dph||1250º F||20 min|
|500 dph||1375º F||7 min|
|AFAP||960º F||90 min|
|100 dph||800º F||0 min|
|200 dph||700º F||0 min|
|400 dph||100º F||0 min|
|After a tack fuse in the kiln to keep texture|
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