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Using Powders for Colour

Create coloured sheet glass using small amounts of powder on Tekta or White Opal Bullseye sheets.

Just follow these simple instruction to make 5x5cm tiles of any colour you wish.

You will need:

Technique 1: Powder Sifter

A quick and simple technique for applying powder to glass:

Technique 2: Powder Printing

For greater accuracy and control over the application of the powder, you can use a screen. This example uses a 5cm x 20cm clear glass strip. A graded effect is created by applying powder over ten passes through the screen, using paper to mask smaller areas of the glass from the powder each time:

Samples Using These Techniques:

Below are tiles made in our studio using the powder sifter technique (Technique 1). In each image the top tile is powder on White Opal and the bottom tile is the same powder on Tekta. Click on an image to enlarge it:

  • Tomato Red Opal Bullseye Glass Powder on sheet glass
  • Tangerine Orange Opal Bullseye Glass Powder on sheet glass
  • Powder Blue Opal Bullseye Glass Powder on sheet glass
  • Mint Green Opal Bullseye Glass Powder on sheet glass
  • Canary Yellow Opal Bullseye Glass Powder on sheet glass
  • Orange Opal Striker Bullseye Glass Powder on sheet glass
  • Spring Green Opal Bullseye Glass Powder on sheet glass
  • Sunflower Yellow Opal Striker Bullseye Glass Powder on sheet glass
  • Deep Red Opal Striker Bullseye Glass Powder on sheet glass
  • Pea Pod Green Opal Bullseye Glass Powder on sheet glass
  • Marigold Yellow Opal Striker Bullseye Glass Powder on sheet glass
  • Light Orange Striker Bullseye Glass Powder on sheet glass
  • Light Green Bullseye Glass Powder on sheet glass
  • Aventurine Green Bullseye Glass Powder on sheet glass
  • Yellow Striker Bullseye Glass Powder on sheet glass
  • Kelly Green Bullseye Glass Powder on sheet glass
  • Marigold Yellow Striker Bullseye Glass Powder on sheet glass
  • Garnet Red Striker Bullseye Glass Powder on sheet glass
  • Light Aquamarine Blue Bullseye Glass Powder on sheet glass
  • Emerald Green Bullseye Glass Powder on sheet glass

Below are strips made in our studio using the powder printing technique (Technique 2). In each image the top strip is powder on Tekta and the bottom strip is the same powder on White Opal. (The smaller tiles were made using Technique 1. The tile on the left is powder on Tekta, and the one on the right is powder on White Opal). Click on an image to enlarge it:

  • Turquoise Blue Opal Bullseye Glass Powder on sheet glass
  • Red Striker Transparent Bullseye Glass Powder on sheet glass
  • Light Aventurine Green Bullseye Glass Powder on sheet glass
  • Red Opal Striker Bullseye Glass Powder on sheet glass