Make-It Project: Tint Tone Plate

tint tone plate

Create a series of plates with subtle color design shifts using Bullseye Tints.

Why this project Works

This design is tailor-made for transparent glass styles with light color saturation like Bullseye Tints. Combining layers of the same tint with White and clear Tekta creates a pleasing, monochromatic palette.

Prepare the Sheet Glass

The stringers are pre-fired to a base, forming a relatively smooth sheet that layers well in subsequent firings. Cutting through this part sheet facilitates a cleaner looking design.

  1. Cut one of the 10˝ × 10˝ tint sheets down to 9˝ × 9˝ to use as the top layer in this project.
  2. Take the second tint sheet and cut off the rolled edge, leaving a 9˝ × 10˝ piece. This is the first step toward creating a series of 9˝ strips.
  3. Using an Ultra Fine Point Sharpie pen, make marks for cutting six strips that measure 0.75˝ × 9˝. Score all of the strips. To run the scores, follow a particular order to best ensure success. First, run the score that separates the strips from the larger sheet. Next, run the two scores that divide the piece into thirds. Lastly, run the remaining scores right down the center, leaving you with six even strips of material. Learn about the principle behind this approach in 12 Ways Improve Your Glass Cutting.
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  4. Cut four strips of White, also 0.75˝ × 9˝, using the same method described in steps 2 and 3. You may generate more scrap by cutting off the rolled edge, leaving a 9˝ section, but this step generally makes the cut components more consistent in length and saves having to measure and cut individual strips down to 9˝.
  5. Cut a single piece of 1.5˝ × 9˝ from the 10˝ × 10˝ piece of Tekta.

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