I wanted to give a little more information about the different kinds of Dichroic glass. As I said it comes in texture both black backed and clear backed. When you use clear dichroic glass you can add depth to plain glass or even another piece of dichroic (you just have to put clear glass in between or place the top dichroic glass face up. The reason, is that as amazing as dichroic glass is it won't fused to another piece of dichroic glass.
Besides texture, dichroic comes in plain colors and patterns, again both clear and black backed. Additionally, there is dichroic slide or Dicro Slide (Dicro Paper). It's used like a decal. Dicro paper is paper that is coated with dichroic! It is created with the same vacuum deposition process used to put Dichroic coatings on glass. This is a hi-tech product combining a special paper and a layer of Dichroic with amazing results. The Dicro slide can be cut into any size and shape.The different types of dichroic glass and slide allows artists to have try really fun techniques, including layering, etching, as I mentioned in my last blog. Whether capped (with a clear piece of glass) or left uncapped dichroic glass is spectacular.
Another key point about dichroic glass and one reason why it is used sparingly is it's relatively expensive. But when you see the myriad of ways dichroic glass can be used and how different it looks and feels you will know why I love dichroic glass so much.
As always if you have a question please email me.