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Great for Ceramic & Pottery Studios, School crafts, Jewellery Making, Etc.
As you browse through our water slide decals you will find a large selection of beautiful designs suitable for Ceramic, Glass, Jewellery Wood, Candle Making and numerous other craft projects. (used properly, they will even extend the life of your favourite bar of soap). Please be sure to read the description to ensure the decals you are purchasing are the proper size and suitable for the project you have in mind.
Projects Fired in a Kiln
Firing these decals in a kiln sets them into the glazed surface of ceramics, glass, porcelain & pottery, giving a permanent, durable water proof finish equal to the patterns on your finest China dinnerware. The Glue used in the manufacturing of these decals will burn off in the kiln during firing leaving a bright clear design on your project.
Most of these decals fire beautifully at cone 016-017. The higher the firing temperature the pinker the deep reds become. Slightly lower temperatures give deeper blues and green colours. I would not recommend firing over cone 016 except for special circumstances.
Gold & Glass Decals are generally fired at lower temperatures. Please read the titles and descriptions carefully so you will be sure to purchase the decals you need for the project you have in mind. Not all ceramic decals will fire low enough to apply to glass and glass decals will burn off if they are fired at the higher temperatures required for firing on ceramics.
CHOOSING A TEMPERATURE WHEN FIRING DECALS
No Fire Projects
If you are going to use these decals for a No Fire project like Lamp Shades, Candles, Soap, Wood and other surfaces please check the description to make sure you are purchasing decals that will be suitable for your project. Decals manufactured with coloured glue are not suitable for No Fire projects. The description for each decal will include a list of the types of projects the decal will be suitable for.
These are waterslide decals, not stickers. Just soak them in room temperature to luke warm water for a few minutes. Be sure your container of water is large enough for the decal to fit into flat and deep enough for the decal to roll up as it gets wet. When you place the decal in the water, you will watch the decal roll up and then start to unroll. When it starts to unroll and lose some of the rigidity of the paper backing it is ready to remove from the backing. Make sure the decal slides easily from the paper. If it feels as if it doesn’t want to come off, it probably won’t without damage. Place it back in the water for another minute and try again.
The best way to apply the decal to your project is to slide it directly from the paper backing onto the project. If you have to lift it off and move it onto your project be very careful not to fold or crease the decal. When you have removed the paper backing, the back of the decal will be wet and sticky. Place the decal, pattern side up, where you wish it to go and pat with a dry towel or cloth making sure you get all the water and air bubbles from beneath the decal. It is best to start from the center and gently move the water and air from the center to the outside edges. DO NOT apply enough pressure to stretch or tear the decal. Allow the decal and the surface of your project to dry thoroughly before firing or moving on to the next step in your project.