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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.

Instructions


Always use a respirator when working with glass powder.

There are 2 methods for working with the No Days Powder Wafers:

Direct Method

The Direct Method of Application involves activating the materials direct to your fusible glass.


  • Place your Powder Wafer cut-out directly on the fusible glass piece where you want your design to be. Press it flat against the glass with the back of your fingernail or a tool.

    Wearing a NIOSH-approved face mask, sift powder on top of the cut-out to completely cover it (1/8" to 1/4" layer of powder). Tamp the powder down with the back of a spoon or other tool.
    NOTE: You can use fine frits with No Days Powder Wafers, but your designs may not be as crisp.

    Place the glass and powder in the kiln and turn the kiln on full to 200ºF (90ºC) for 12-60 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 glass on stilts on a metal plate for activation.

    The first time you use the No Days Powder Wafers, create a small test tile on clear to see how long it takes for the material to activate in your kiln. You'll be able to see the activated materials from the bottom side of the glass, if you're using clear glass.

    Let the kiln cool down below 150ºF (65ºC). Carefully remove the glass from the kiln (wearing your face mask) to your work surface. [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.]

    Remove excess powder and collect it to re-use in another project. You can now assemble your project for firing. If using the Powder Wafers under layers of glass, you may want to tack fuse the pieces before assembling multiple layers to minimize bubbling.


Indirect Method

    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.

  • Place your Powder Wafer cut-out directly on the fusible glass piece where you want your design to be. Press it flat against the glass with the back of your fingernail or a tool.

    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.]

    NOTE: You can use fine frits with No Days Powder Wafers, but your designs may not be as crisp.

    A kiln, craft oven or craft griddle can be used to activate the No Days Powder Wafers. 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 In a craft oven, toaster oven or griddle
    Set the kiln to run on full to 200ºF for 12-60 minutes.
    If you're using larger pieces of glass,
    you may want to slow down the
    ramp up rate to 200 degrees per hour.
    Set the temperature to 180º-200ºF for 5-15 minutes.

    Recommended firing schedule:

    Segment 1:

    150 dph* to 300ºF (150ºC) with a 45 minute hold

    Segment 2:

    250 dph to 600ºF (315ºC) with a 45 minute hold

    Segment 3:

    250 dph to 1000ºF (535ºC) 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 distortion, devitrification and discoloration. Continue with desired firing schedules after Segment 1-3.


    The Powder Wafers will smoke while the binders burn off. It is recommended to vent your kiln until the kiln finishes the hold time at 1000ºF (535ºC). Make sure your kiln vents outside. If you can't vent your kiln outside, then don't vent.


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