How to Use Piper's Pattern Paper
Clean your Glass! - You want the paper to stick to the
glass, not the dirt!
Create the Pattern - Place your pattern on top of the
carbon paper with the carbon side down. Place the two on the adhesive
paper with the backing side down. Each layer is taped with the masking
tape on the top and bottom. Trace the pattern and write in the grain
direction lines, pattern piece numbers and indicate what kinds of glass it needs
to be cut from. Once the pattern in traced onto the adhesive paper, remove
the tape from the bottom. Lift up the pattern and the carbon paper to make
sure you have traces everything onto the adhesive paper.
Cut the Pattern - Using foils shears or lead shears, cut
the pattern out of the adhesive sheets. Peel off the backing and stick the
patterns onto the glass that the pieces will be cut from. Pay attention to
the grain directions lines!
Score the Glass - Cut the glass with the pattern pieces
stuck to it. You can run the cutter head right up against the paper since
it is thick enough to give the cutting head a edge to follow without running
over top of it.
Grind the Glass - Grind the pattern pieces while the
adhesive paper is still stuck to it. Grind right to the edge of the
pattern paper. If the pattern paper is rolling up against the grinder
head, you have ground down too much!
Peel the Pattern Pieces Off - Peel off the adhesive
paper, and clean the glass. If the paper sticks to the glass, put the
pieces in a bowl of hot water and it will loosen. The longer the paper is
stuck to the glass, the tighter it adheres to the glass.