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Quick Tip: Opaline Overlays

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Quick Tip: Opaline Overlays

Postby Lisawood » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:18 am

Opaline sheet glass. Amazing on its own—also a great tool to expand your color palette in kilnforming, creating new colors with distinct properties. As an overlay, expect subtle changes when fired over light value styles and more dramatic effects over dark values.

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Re: Quick Tip: Opaline Overlays

Postby myvalley » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:36 am

Could you please let me know if the color in transmitted light is much different than if it was capped with clear?

It is very difficult to see on the computer screen.

I make a lot of drop vases and bowls with transparent color, therefore wondering if using opaline as a replacement of one of the Tekta layers would enhance my color palette.

Thank you
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Re: Quick Tip: Opaline Overlays

Postby marykaynitchie » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:47 am

In transmitted light the effect of the opaline is reduced, and the glass color will appear closer to its natural color. In reflected light, sections that are capped with opaline will show a big color change, particularly colors with dark or medium values.

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