Below are before and after photos of some part sheets I made using powdered glass. For two of the sheets I used some keys placed on the glass as a stencil. For the other sheet I used a razor blade to “cut” in the design. I am looking forward to using these in some future designs. Follow me on Facebook to see what becomes of these.
- Powdered glass works better than fine frit.
- Creating handles from tape helps in removing the stencil.
- It is difficult to get an even application of powder, though I rather like the uneven look. I think it gives it more of an antique look. But if it is even you are after then look for the Bullesye Online Education video series. It has a good video on how to work with frits and powders.
- Allow more room around the edges of the design. Because this is one layer of glass the edges will shrink in when fired. Later, when incorporating the part sheets with other glass, I cut off the edges to get an even straight edge on the glass.
- It always takes more powder than I think to get the result I want.