Tools Required For Stained Glass Wall Art

 Tools Required For Stained Glass Wall Art

Planning is very important for you to plan and pattern your stained glass wall art. First of all, you are in need of a paper where you will draw all the patterns and cut them out so that it could be brought together just like a piece of the puzzle. This makes it very important for the artists to get hold of cardboard paper as well. In the cardboard paper, they are to play with the paper cuttings. It is also important to have a ruler and eraser with you so that straight lines can be drawn and any mistakes can be erased in the initial stage.

Cutting

It is also important for you to get hold of your preferred glass for the stained glass wall art. This art required the creators or the artists to cut the glass in their desired shapes so that it can be used in the future. To cut the glass into the desired shapes and sizes, it is very essential for one to have a glass cutter and glass oil. The oil acts as a lubricant to make it easy to cut the glass while the glass cutter can be used to cut the glass.

Grinding

It is a well-known fact that humans might not be able to cut the perfect shape of the glass. There are bound to be certain mistakes and this mistake needs to be mended. To mend these glasses, it is important to get hold of a glass grinder and a glass shield. The stained glass wall art needs perfect shapes of glass to make it beautiful. The glass shield needs to be used to prevent the glasses from hurting your eyes or any other sensitive areas. Other things that need to be present with the artists are the grinder bits, rubber fits for the finger, protectors for the eyes and the face.

Folding

Folding is another Process that is practiced while engaging in stained glass wall art. This step is very relaxing and allows the glasses to be soldered.   A copper foil is used so that the edges of the glass can be tapped. After the painter has stabbed all the edges of the glass it is time for them to flatten the foil. To flatten the foil, a fid can be used.  It is also important or helpful to have an X acto knife or a scissor for cutting the extra foil tape.

Soldering

The next phase in stained glass wall art is soldering. In this step, one is required to melt the lead. This step can be very dangerous and needs to be done very carefully and attentively. To bring the glass pieces together, there are some items that are required. These items are- soldering iron, soldering iron stand, lead, eye protection, and face mask, flux, flux brush, and many other materials. The first step that needs to be taken is to melt the lead with the help of the soldering iron.  The iron is very hot which makes it important for the artists to make use of the iron stand.

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