The Indirect Method of Activation using No Days Powder Wafers involves sandwiching the cut out powder wafer material between layers of fusible glass powder and activating. You will be able to pick up and move the powder wafer after activation, so that you can place it on your fused glass designs.
Using Powder Wafer Sheets:
After cutting the design from No Days Powder Wafers, place the white release paper (that comes packaged with the No Days Powder Wafers) shiny side up on a metal plate. Sift a thin layer of glass powder directly on the release paper where you will be placing the No Days Powder Wafer cut out.
Place the cutout on top of the thin layer of powder and then cover the No Days Powder Wafer cutout with 1/4″ of powder. Tamp down on the powder with the back of a spoon.
NOTE: You can use fine frits with No Days Powder Wafers, but your designs may not be as crisp.
Place the metal plate in a kiln, craft oven or electric griddle (dedicated to crafts) and heat to activate the No Days Powder Wafer material.
If using a kiln for activation, turn the kiln on full to 200ºF (90ºC) for 12-15 minutes. The amount of time it takes for the No Days Powder Wafers to activate depends upon your kiln setup. Both glass and ceramic are insulators, so it takes longer to heat them up. You may want to experiment with placing the metal plate on stilts for activation.
Remove the metal plate after the recommended time, and let the sheet cool to room temperature. Wearing your NIOSH-approved face mask, pull the No Days Powder Wafer out of the glass powder and reclaim the extra powder. Your No Days Powder Wafer is now ready to use in a glass fusing project.
[If you have a craft oven or electric griddle dedicated to crafts, you can use these to activate the powder wafer material at 200ºF (90ºC) for 5-15 minutes.]