No Days Powder Wafers for Creating Fusible Powdered Glass Pattern Designs
An easy to use adhesive sheet for designing your own intricate details with glass frits and powders. Create powder wafers the easy way with No Days Powder Wafers! Make detailed patterns on your fused glass surfaces using glass powders or fine frits and No Days Powder Wafers. Eliminate extra firings and cut detailed designs without wasting any powder.
No Days Powder Wafers are a simple and effective way for any fused glass artist to create detailed patterns and designs in glass without extra tools or specialized materials.
It allows designers to create simple or intricate powdered glass elements to be fused on the glass surface with no waiting, no mess and no complicated instructions. No Days Powder Wafers are a quick, convenient way to make detailed powder designs in fused glass without extra kiln firings. Traditional powder wafers are made by fusing your powder design in the kiln. Then, you have to wait for the design to cool down and clean any fiber paper or kiln wash residue off of the back of your design. With No Days Powder Wafers, you can eliminate the extra trip to the kiln and there’s no extra cleaning involved!
NO Days Powder Wafer Product Benefits
- 12″ x 12″ sheet size fits conveniently on cutting machine mats
- designed for use in a standard kiln
- easy to cut with scissors or craft knives, as well as punch out tools and cutting machines
- tacks fine frit and powder in detailed wafer designs to glass immediately
- save time, money and energy by eliminating extra kiln firings
- cut your design out of No Days Powder Wafers without wasting extra glass powder
- no extra cleanup of design elements for use in fused glass
- non-toxic and easy to use
- 2 year shelf life, product should be stored in it’s sealed packaging until use, and between 60dF-95dF in a dry location
To make your own powder wafer cut-outs from No Days Powder Wafer sheets:
Place your design under the Powder Wafer sheet. If you want, you can trace the design directly onto the sheet using a fine tip felt marker. Using scissors or an exacto blade, cut the design out of the sheet. (You can use paper punches and cutting machines to cut out designs from the Powder Wafer sheets, too.)
Using Powder Wafer Sheets:
After cutting your design from the No Days Powder Wafer sheets, place the white release paper (that comes packaged with No Days Powder Wafers) shiny side up on a flat surface. Sift a thin layer of glass powder directly on the release paper.
Always use a proper respirator when working with glass powder.
Place the design you have cut out 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 for less detailed and larger designs. The design edges will not be as crisp.
A kiln, craft oven or electric griddle (dedicated to crafts) and heat to activate the No Days Powder Wafer material. The time and temperature will vary according to the kiln setup, method of activation and heating tool you use.
Activating No Days Powder Wafers in the Kiln
If using a kiln for activation, turn the kiln on full to 200dF (150dC) for 12-15 minutes. The amount of time it takes for the No Days Powder Wafers to activate depends on your kiln setup. Both glass and ceramic are insulators, so it takes longer to heat them up. You may want to experiment with placing a metal plate on stilts in the kiln for activating No Days Powder Wafers.
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.
Activating No Days Powder Wafers in a craft oven, toaster oven or griddle
If you have a craft oven or electric griddle dedicated to crafts, you can use these to activate the powder wafer material at 170-200 dF (75-90dC) for 5-15 minutes.
Kiln Firing Schedules for No Days Powder Wafers
Once you’re ready to fire your glass designs in the kiln, the three segments below are important for fully burning off the binders in the No Days Powder Wafers. Depending on the size of your piece, you may be able to skip the first segment. (NOTE: This is conservative, and not all projects require the same firing schedule.)
Recommended firing schedule:
150 dph* to 300 dF (150 dC) with a 45 minute hold
250 dph to 600 dF (315 dC) with a 45 minute hold
250 dph to 1000 dF (535 dC) with a 45 minute hold
*dph = degrees per hour
The three segments above are important for letting the binders burn out of the wafers to prevent devitrification and discoloration. Continue with desired firing schedules after Segments 1-3.
The No Days Powder Wafers will smoke while the binders burn off. It is recommended to vent your kiln until the kiln finishes the hold time at 1000 dF (535 dC). Make sure your kiln vents outside. If you can’t vent your kiln outside, then don’t vent.