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#1 Ken62

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 07:12 AM

Hello

 

Recently started to get back into Stained Glass . After having a career as a Glazier for 40 years

I would like to know the best Pattern paper to use. For projects up to say 30 x 40 

I used to use a very thin translucent plastic that I bought in a Florida shop years ago .

But I cannot find it and my only Art glass shop doesn't have it.

Most of my work is copper foil but as I expand my workspace I will incorprate lead came into my work.

I used Oaktag for 2 projects but find it too thick to work with.

Thanking you in advance 

 



#2 annabelle

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 08:06 AM

I use card stock.  I occasionally use construction paper, when Hobby Lobby had it on sale.  It just needs to be thick enough to give you a good, clean template that is stiff enough to trace around. 



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Posted 12 March 2018 - 06:53 AM

Thanks Annabelle

I bought cardstock it seems to work the best. But i would have to tape together a couple of sheets for larger projects 

But it will work and its cuts very clean.



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Posted 12 March 2018 - 08:22 AM

I use Rapid Resizer to size and print my projects.  It prints on 8.5X11 sheets, and I put them together with tape.  Always has worked well for me.



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Posted 12 March 2018 - 07:09 PM

use mylar from a print shop



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Posted 12 March 2018 - 10:05 PM

Yep, Mylar is a great martial, dimensionaly stable, tear resistant, it is basically the same "chemically" as photographic film, great stuff.  I have patterns that I've cut out and have laying on my workbench - subjected to full sunshine,  for a couple of years, and it is basically the same as when I first laid it there - great stuff.



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Posted 14 March 2018 - 06:22 AM

Thanks for all the info

 

I like card stock if I'm making one project and not duplicating it This works 

However I am in the process of making some unique panels that i might have to make 10 or 20 of the same design .

Then mylar would seem to be reusable 

sounds like a plan 



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Posted 19 March 2018 - 04:49 PM

Some ppl make pattern pieces from clear glass.




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