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Old 02-20-2008, 07:11 PM
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Excellent tutorial Heidi! Thanks!
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Cool! Can't wait to try it.

Thanks for creating a GREAT tut!
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I just posted a tute of how I make a vessel on my site. I haven't had time to get all the pics and directions here, but go to my site and hit the tutorial page. It's the first one. www.posh-abilities.com
There are two vessel demos and this is the second one:
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Just wanted to bump this up. If you want to add any boro tutorials or links for boro tuts this is the place to do it
If you haven't looked through please do just a few of the things you'll find; Implosions, butterfly, working with tubing, leaves, turtles etc.

If there is something you are looking for please come over and ask in the boro newbie thread http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=440681
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Blooming Flower
This is done with Boro for this demo. The leaf tutorial is found earlier in the boro tutorial thread on Wet Canvas, in the Glass 101 area. http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/show...=445124&page=2

Glass needed:
Leave color (TAG Sphagnum Moss)
Clear 4mm (at least two rods)
Flower Color (New Color Purple with strip of GA Passion Extreme)
Flower Slice for Center (MB Sunflower Challenge)
Green Frit if desired for leaves


Tools:
Small flat pliers or petal puller (can use BBQ mashers)
Razor Tool with rounded handle
BBQ mashers


1. Make a leaf (at least 1 ˝ “), pull from rod and set it in the kiln
2. Make second leaf at least as big as the first or slightly larger, leave it on the rod
3. Attach the first leaf, making sure you have a solid weld, place in kiln on rod


4. Pull petals- make a small gather and then mash and pull leaving a tail (tail doesn’t have to be even)



5. Make at least 6 petals, I usually make at least 8…just in case. Place them on a marver where they will stay warm, placed so they are easy to grab.



continued in next post......
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6. Prepare center- melt a small gather of the same green used for leafs and mash to a circle (about the size of a dime)
7. Pull circle off and place flat on a clear rod (should be a cold seal)



8. Start applying petals to the center. Use a small thin flame and connect at the tail. Don’t worry if you aren’t too neat at this point, don’t worry about position yet.



9. Pull points on flowers to shape by heating the end and using a rod to pull



10. Put a large dot in the center (may need a few) and melt. Press in (I use the end one of my tools). You should cover all the welds from the petals. I used GA Passion Extreme.

11. Warm flower slice, place in the center, put a large dot of clear on top. Using a rounded end of a tool mash so that the center is concave and spread out.



12. Change the punty to the front using a cold seal.



13. heat the back of the flower, you can spot heat and pull parts of the base to form around the flower. When the base is as I like it I curve the petals in carefully (I use a marble mold). Be careful not to heat the petals too much, you want them to move not stick to each other.



14. Get prepared leafs from kiln, attach flower as desired onto leafs. Form a good weld, use a very thin flame so that you don’t melt petals and leafs. I place the flower so the leafs provide some protection to the petals once they are in the final position.



12. Gently heat petals and put them in their final position.

13. Cold seal a punty to the end of your focal.

14. Separate rod from leaves leaving a about ˝ inch

15. Heat the piece of rod you left and pull around for a loop. Form loop as needed. (If you have trouble with this you could use a premade spacer bead, make sure you have a solid weld if you use a spacer.)

16. Go back and do any needed flame polishing as needed, place in kiln.



Hint, If you are using crayon colors and have trouble with boiling you can use thin walled tubing to encase. As with the flower below.
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Re: Boro Tutorials

Here is another way to make a Flower. This one might work better to transfer over to soft since you don't have all the separate pieces. Its petty simple.





Please ask any questions over in the boro newbie thread in the "Glass Lobby" area
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:31 PM
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Forgot to say that you can pull the petal with the punty last once you get it attached to the leaf.
If you didn't want to add the leaf you could put a loop off one of the petals.
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Leslie (aka Crazy Woman) did a great Tutorial, here is the link
In case you haven't seen it, I did a little tutorial that may ~ or may not ~ be of interest. http://crazywomanglass.com/pdf/tbs08.pdf First tutorial, I've done and appreciate any input to make it easier to understand!
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Very nice technique, it offers infinite possibilities...
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Wonderful tutorial, some of these are things I have been wondering about forever. Thanks for taking the time to share with us.
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Leslie, very cool idea. I will definitely incorporate this - it looks kind of like when I use a twistie and encase over that. But I like the idea and think I can get some different effects. Thanks so much!

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Love to see what you all come up with! I think the possibilities are endless. Photos when you have a chance, please and thanks!
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Wow! that is alot of information, Heidi! thanks for all your sharing!
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