Drawing Lines with Glass Powder
If you're sifting powders and want to
draw straight lines, try using a line sifter. This handy
tool, which contains a small conical reservoir on the end of a
metal rod, allows you draw precise lines onto sheet glass.
Simply fill the reservoir with powder, rub or tap the sides of
the metal rod, and powder will be deposited in precise lines on
the glass sheet below. Thompson Enamels makes line sifters in
two different sizes, 1/16" and 1/32".
You can also make your own line sifter
using a piece of paper curled into a funnel, a bolo tie end
welded to another piece of metal, or a similar device.
Copyright 2005 Brad Walker. All rights
Most of these tips came from
posters on the Warm Glass bulletin board.