It is with saddness that I had to withdraw from being a frit tester for Glass Diversions. I’m not sad that I can’t test as much as that I committed to something and fell short. I work a lot with frit but I never realized how different it can be working with blends. See, I layer mine but they’re solid colors on top of each other, for the most part. That is how I blend. I’m one of those strange people (if there are even others) that could never get the hang of blends…I need to do more than have a solid base with one sprinkle or encasement.
But anyway, you can see what I mean here:
These were my last attempts at testing…French Tarragon Frit Blend on hollow bases of Lauscha Wedgewood, Effetre Transparent Dark Blue and Effetre Dark Transparent Aqua. Oh, and to be different, a little white enamel under half of it. While they looked cool going into the kiln, they didn’t have the effect I expected. I’m thinking of etching them. So, now you can see why testing isn’t the best thing for me…part of the process is to do a good job so people want to buy the product, right? Well, would these make you want to buy French Tarragon. Don’t answer that and trust that it’s a cool frit…I’m just blendularly-challenged.