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Quick Tip: On the Edge with Transparents


Quick Tip: On the Edge with Transparents

Transparents transform with on-edge strip construction
Cut 3mm sheet glass into 1cm wide strips, turn those on edge, and—presto!—color saturation increases. In the pairings below, notice how the 1cm thick on-edge samples (right) are darker than the thinner 3mm flat sheet samples (left), producing new depths of color. Your palette just multiplied!

 

Quick Tip: On the Edge with Transparents

 

On-edge strip construction samples
Sample tiles are made from 3mm sheet glass (color and any clear) cut into strips, dammed, and fired on edge. Narrowest color bands are one strip; wider bands are two or three. Making samples with this technique allows you to gauge how a project’s thickness will affect its color saturation. Just look at the dramatic transformation in those tint styles! You’ll love having these valuable design tools to reference in your studio.

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Revised June 12, 2019.



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Quick Tip: On the Edge with Transparents