Using a HP laser printer it is possible to take a photo that you have taken and embed it in to the fused glass. You need special transfer paper that you print on to using a high iron content toner. Once printed you cut the image out and then soak it in water to float a thin plastic layer off and then put it onto the glass. You have to make sure that bubbles are removed. But so far its not clear if there is a difference between toner up or toner down on the glass. hen one can fire down on to the shelf or fire up. If I am doing a single layer then I fire down and if its covered immediately then fired up.
Two findings so far.
a) on clear one can fire lower than on white or vanilla. Sometimes when you wash the piece if it hasn’t fired properly the image just comes off:-)
b) If the image is fired on white then the image definitely is sepia in tone. But if its fired on vanilla then if you fire a second full fuse fire with a cover then the image goes darker!
Here the deer is the sepia colour as fired but strangely the watery effect occurred during the first fire. Then painted using Held company ceramic paints and fired with a coating of clear.