Modeling Glass Starter Kit + 6"x16" MiracleMesh Flexible Mold
Modeling Glass is 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.
This Starter Kit contains one 3.5-ounce jar of powdered binder and one 2-ounce bottle of liquid medium, plus an instruction sheet. This kit can be mixed with glass powder to make over 3 pounds of Modeling Glass.
MiracleMesh can be bent, twisted, folded, and creased to create custom molds with virtually unlimited potential! After firing, MiracleMesh retains the shape you created ... unless you want to change it! Then just bend, twist, fold, and crease until you have a new shape you want to use in your kiln!
Even better? No kiln wash! No boron sprays! No shelf paper! Just reduce your slumping temp to around 1175-1190F and hold there for 30-45 minutes. The glass will slump to your new form, without sticking to MiracleMesh! See too much texture on your glass after slumping? Just lower the temp a bit more for the slump! As every kiln fires differently (they sure do have personality, don't they?) , we can't guarantee this slumping temp in your kiln, but offer it as a guideline for firing.