Modeling Glass Starter Kit

$29.95 USD
Item# 96201
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Product Features

  • Compatible with all glass COE
  • Great for lettering
  • Can be used with silicone molds or texture sheets
  • Non-toxic, food-grade ingredients
  • Makes over 3 pounds of Modeling Glass

Product Description

Transform your powdered frit into a firm, non-sticky clay like material! This unique two-part kit consisting of a powdered binder and liquid medium allows artists to combine any powder frit with water to create their own claylike, modeling material.

Roll it flat, cut it, create coils or press it into a silicone mold or texture sheet to form it. You can even sand it when it's dry to finalize your shape before firing. Thin with water to create beautiful palette-knife textures.

Kit includes 3.5 oz powder binder, 2 oz liquid medium, and instruction sheet. Makes over 3 lbs. Made with non-toxic, food-grade ingredients. Modeling glass does not affect the compatibility of the glass. Compatible with all glass COEs.

Instructions for Mixing a 4 oz Batch:

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 level teaspoons glass powder
  • Two 1/2 level teaspoons powdered binder
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 teaspoon liquid medium
Note: Combine dry ingredients thoroughly, then add water and mix. Add liquid medium last. It is important to mix in this order only.

Vendor Tips:
  • The binder and liquid medium burn out during the early stages of firing leaving behind just the glass. It is recommended to vent your kiln to 1000* degrees F.
  • Modeling Glass can be stored in a plastic airtight container. If you plan to store it longer than a few days, wrap the ball in plastic wrap before placing in into the container. Modeling Glass will keep for several months.
NOTE: The mixing instructions for Modeling Glass were developed for use with Bullseye Glass powders. The ratio for mixing Modeling Glass with Oceanside/Spectrum/Uroboros or other powders is slightly different. INCREASE BINDER from two 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 two 1/4 teaspoons (70g).

Delphi Tips:
  • Use silicone mats when working with wet clay to avoid clay sticking to your work surface.
  • Pre-fire glass accents to be added to projects in the future
  • We found firing to a tack fuse between 1300° – 1360° F
  • If you stored clay dries out you can reconstitute it with a bit of water, we found using a spray bottle works great
Project images courtesy of Glass Bird Studios.

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  •   Glass Bird Modeling Glass Starter Kit
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Pros : As a glass artist for over 40 years, I am always looking for new ways to work in glass in any form. This product provides endless possibilities only limited by your own artistic imagination. I have used this modeling clay to create large texured 2D piece, mosaic tile pieces, 3D sculptures, dimensional tiles, cutting free hand and with cookie cutters and much more. It is fun, easy to use for all ages and maybe initially dried in your kitchen oven. Dried creations may be set aside until you have enough to fill you kiln and then fired. The kit may be mixed with any COE that is offered in powdered frit. More fun than anyone should have creating treasures.
Cons : Transparent glass powdered frit does not translate as well as opaque frits.
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  •   Nice Modeling Glass Kit
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Pros : Easy to use! Makes the impossible, possible!
Cons : I need more, much more! I really wish this kit was larger. Once I got started more projects jumped into my head.
Other Thoughts : I had hoped to us this to hold a vitrograph sculpture together, but that didn't work as planned. Maybe I would have had more luck if the sculpture had been smaller. However, I did have lots of fun making other small pieces to use in larger projects.
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