Lead-free Amaco Velvets are semi-translucent underglazes which have the appearance of velvet when left unglazed.
Velvets will become opaque after three coats. When glazed with transparent matte glaze they will assume a soft, satin finish. The colors will intensify when covered with a clear transparent gloss glaze, but will lose their matte surface quality.
Velvets fire true to color from the jar and may be intermixed with other colors. They may be brushed on mature fired bisque before applying a covering glaze. These underglazes are safe for spray application. Velvets tolerate a wide firing range. Fire to Cone 06-10 (1855°F–2381°F, 1013°C–1305°C).
Colors can be assorted by size for quantity pricing.
Some colors vary at higher temperatures. Please refer to the Resources tab of this page to download a PDF of Amaco's color variation chart for colors at Cone 05 and Cone 10.
Note — Velvets were developed to be used without a glaze color and should not be used on surfaces which come into contact with food or drink.
Set #1 — Contains 2 oz bottles of 12 colors, including one each of Yellow, Chocolate Brown, Light Pink, Lilac, Purple, Medium Blue, Teal Blue, Blue Green, Leaf Green, White, Velour Black, and Rosy Mauve.
Set #2 — Contains 2 oz bottles of 12 colors, including one each of Ivory Beige, Terra Cotta, Deep Yellow, Red Brown, Peach, Lavender, Salmon, Baby Blue, Turquoise Blue, Avocado, Royal Blue, and Chartreuse.
Set #3 — Contains 2 oz bottles of 12 colors, including one each of Violet, Amethyst, Red, Light Red, Real Orange, Mint Green, Medium Brown, Royal Peach, Maroon, Hunter Green, Cinnamon, and Electric Blue.
Set #4 — Contains 2 oz bottles of 12 colors, including one each of Rose, Medium Blue, Light Green, Dark Green, White, Jet Black, Teddy Bear Brown, Amethyst, Electric Blue, Bright Red, Flame Orange, and Intense Yellow.
Set of 12 — Includes Pint bottles of the following colors: Yellow, Purple, Medium Blue, Royal Blue, Dark Green, Leaf Green, White, Jet Black, Amethyst, Red, Light Red, and Real Orange.
Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
Some colors vary at higher temperatures. To view a PDF of Amaco's variation chart for colors at Cone 5 and Cone 10, please
To view a PDF of the effects created using Amaco Opalescent Glazes over Amaco Velvet Underglazes, please
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