In this project-based lesson, we will take a photograph and make it into a laser-printed decal. Then we’ll fire the decal onto glass to make a fused and slumped plate.
This process works with laser printers because the toner contains iron, which fuses to the glass when fired. Not all laser printers work with this paper. We’ve had the best luck with HP and Canon printers, using their brand-name cartridges. Because this process is based on iron, the fired decals will almost always be somewhat reddish or sepia-hued. The hotter they are fired, the lighter but more durable they become.
You can use this same process with anything that you can laser print onto decal paper.