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Oct 19, 2009
Warm and Ready
by: Glasslass

I use a large (former) drafting light table to cut out most of my glass, then I lay a piece of vellum over the paper pattern to grind and fit on (protects the paper pattern). The two long light bulbs in the light table keep my glass warmed up and ready to foil! Plus I get to enjoy all the colors of the glass with light shining through as I foil!

Apr 08, 2009
Foiling Warm Glass
by: Mindy

A heating pad works well before foiling as well.

Nov 07, 2008
Also...Don't Foil Cold Glass
by: Kathy Shreve

Just as cold glass doesn't cut well, cold glass also doesn't foil well. I like to put the cut pieces on a buffet of those long plug-in trays used to keep appetizers warm. Make sure you get one with a "Low" plates or any other setting are too hot and cause the foil adhesive to run. Try this trick if you're having trouble with lumpy foiling or foil that doesn't stick, and you'll be amazed at the difference it makes!

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