Modeling Glass transforms powdered glass into a firm, non-sticky
material like clay! No molds or freezing required.
The kit contains Powdered Binder, Liquid Medium and Instruction Sheet.
Modeling Glass is a new product that has been in development
for several years at Glass Bird Studios. It’s a unique two-part kit consisting
of a powdered binder and liquid medium that artists combine with water and
their own powdered glass or frit. The resulting material has the consistency of
clay, is smooth and easy to work with. It won’t stick to your hands or tools.
The binder and liquid medium are food-grade and non-toxic.
You can work with Modeling Glass in many of the same ways
you would work with clay: roll into coils, roll into a flat sheet and cut out
shapes, or press into silicone molds. Modeling Glass holds its shape without
freezing. When fired to tack-fuse temperatures it will hold an amazing amount
of textural detail. It can be thinned with water and used to create beautiful
palette-knife textures. Combine colors to make your own blends.
Before firing, dry Modeling Glass shapes can be sanded,
carved, and otherwise modified, virtually eliminating the need for extensive
cold working after firing.
During firing, the binder and medium will burn away, and do
not affect the compatibility of the glass. It can be used with either COE 90 or
96 glass, and at full-fuse temperatures, colors remain true.
Each kit makes over 3 pounds of Modeling Glass and comes
with complete instructions for mixing, use, storage, and a suggested basic
firing schedule. Modeling Glass is easy to use and gives artists a whole new
way to work with hand-sculpted shapes!
Attention: The mixing instructions for Modeling Glass
were developed for use with Bullseye Glass powders. The ratio for mixing
Modeling Glass with Spectrum/Uroboros or other powders is slightly different.
INCREASE BINDER from 2 1/2 level teaspoons (6g) to 1 level tablespoon (7g).
INCREASE WATER from 1/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons (60g) to 1/4 cup plus 2 1/4
teaspoons (70g). That’s it!