Tricks of the Trade—Negative Patterns

by Joseph E. Godek


Tips for tracing pattern pieces onto glass using the interior border of the cut-out shapes. After the pattern parts are traced onto card stock or an index card, the interior of the pattern piece is removed. The cavity created by the removal of the positive tracing is then used to guide the marking pen as it traces the pattern onto the glass, thus making use of a “negative” pattern.


This article was originally published on page 56 in the Summer 2011 issue of Glass Patterns Quarterly.
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