My second week on this course our tutor showed us to apply images to glass using powder. Using different mesh levels we saw how to use objects to create an image. Sticking paper to the mesh, drawing with wax crayons and freehand sprinkling of powder. Al these methods give different results. Thickness of the glass powder. Layering colour and depth. Refined sharp edges and gently smooth, smokey sprinkling.
Below are images of our tutor demonstrating a couple of techniques and the middle picture is the fired glass with the images burned into the glass.
Post firing below. I was pleased with the orange powder over black bullseye glass – I hadn’t been sure if it’d disappear into the black. However the same orange powder did disappear into the red striker glass to leave just a solid fired red tile!
My attempt at creating an image by drawing with wax crayon onto the mesh (red bottom left picture). Then the powder was gently applied (orange and yellow – top left picture). The other two images show the fired finished glass.