flux (soldering liquid) to all of the copper foil. Once that's been done, tack solder together the pieces at the joints and randomly along longer lines. Tack soldering needs to be done to the front side only. (See below).
Now its time to release the window from the jig. Take out the push pins, remove the metal "jig" (fence), and slide out the "cartoon" (paper pattern) underneath. Then proceed with the "real" soldering, first the front side, then turn it over carefully and solder the back. Since this window will be viewed from both sides, extra care was taken to neatly solder both sides.
Next, the window gets washed with powdered cleanser (Comet), rubber gloves and an old dish brush set aside for this purpose. Now you can see the window's beautiful colors.
Novacan Black Patina for Solder. Fill the bottle cap with a small amount and simply brush it on for instant results.
Then bring the window back to the sink, rinse it off with cool water, let dry, and apply Clarify Stained Glass Finishing Compound to wax and protect both sides of the window. Since this window will be exposed to the elements, we will advise the homeowner to wax the window at least once a year when the weather is mild. For an indoor window, re-waxing may be done far less frequently, if at all.