How to Use Dichroic in Your Stained Glass Patterns?
- September 24, 2019
- Business and Management
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I feel that dichroic glass is very underused in the world of stained glass. It comes in an amazing variety of colors and textures.
For those of us who have made fused glass and manufacture of beads have been used for some time but did you know that you can use it in everyday patterns as well?
"But Sonya, dichro too expensive for use in large!" I say you do not have to use them in large numbers (although I have seen amazing pieces in all dichro). You can browse www.artglasssupplies.com/cbs-dichroic-coating-rainbow-2-on-clear-ripple-glass-coe90 if you want to know more about stained glass.
Use them in your patterns sparingly and strategically. How to use the light in the lighthouse. How the flower center. Or even use it as a focal point in the abstract.
The amazing thing about dichroic is the unique ability to change color based on lighting extreme. Dichro on clearly without the texture can be two completely different colors from day tonight.
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Obviously Dichro will change color based on the amount of the transmitted light (backlit) through the glass and the light reflected from it.
What is yellow during the day will be blue without transmitted light. Dichro in the clear with texture can show you all the colors at once plus drastically different in low light.
Dichro glass has a third option that others do not have a pattern. From lava to lightning there dichro out there for all of your imagination.
So you finish your cut pieces of stained glass pattern you what you do with dichro memo? You can still use it to integrate and / or mosaics with the rest of the pieces. If you are planning to merge with it later, make sure you watch your COE when choosing colors.