Create a huge range of colours using only small amounts of coloured powder
Frit tinting is a great way to create an almost limitless variety of colour blends by adding glass powder to clear frit. A small amount of powder goes a very long way and it is a fantastic technique for creating colours that can be hard to produce in kilncasting, such as reds, yellows and oranges.
Download this Bullseye Tipsheet to get started with this simple but fascinating technique:
For frit tinting you will need:
- Bullseye Powders
- Bullseye Clear Frit in Fine, Medium, Coarse or Extra Large
- A spray bottle filled with water
- A kilncasting mould, or dam lined with 3mm Fibre Paper
- Kitchen Scales
- Lidded containers for mixing the frit
Bullseye Glass have also produced a useful video tutorial on frit tinting, showing the process step by step. The video is part of their Online Education programme which allows subscribers to access video tutorials about a vast array of glass techniques. Details of this and how to subscribe can be found on our Online Education page, along with some free taster videos.
If you already subscribe to Bullseye's Online Education programme, then you can view the frit tinting video here:
Credit: Image at the top of this page is 'Pieced Quilt Triptych', by Susan Longini