Vanilla vs. White
I’m actually testing two things in these first two coasters. On the left I’m using French Vanilla (000137) as the base for the decal. On the right I’m using Dense White (00313). Both are 3mm thick. On the left I’ve used a bolder version of the staff lines, notes, and text. As a result, it also has less music.
Here you can see the difference between the two. Also, in the glare, you can see how well the sticker has adhered to the glass, even taking on its texture.
Although I don’t have a closeup of the bolder version on French Vanilla at left, I decided that I liked the version on Dense White at right since the text held up just fine and there’s more music.
Although it’s not too important on small pieces of glass (the coasters are 4×4″), I decided to powder the rest with clear fine glass powder to reduce the chance of bubbles. Since the tops of the coasters are all capped with a 3mm layer of clear glass, there’s a chance that bubbles will form between the two layers.
This was a fun project from start to finish: from looking through the entire score of Handel’s Messiah, to making decals, to having an entire set of five coasters (each with a different section of the score). I think I’ll have to do another musical piece next.
FULL FUSING SCHEDULE (RUN TIME 9:31, 15.5 kWh)*
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