Every few days I receive a question from someone who is either a Modeling Glass user or is considering trying it out for the first time. These questions are sometimes specific to a desired effect for a project, and I always enjoy helping problem-solve with another artist. My favorite questions are those that extend beyond my own testing into new Modeling Glass territory.
Though I've been working with Modeling Glass for several years, there aren't enough hours in the day to test every possible combination of temperature, paint, substrate, etc. I guess that's what I find so exciting about Modeling Glass: I created the stuff, but I'm still learning about what it can do! When I don't know what the material will do in a certain situation, I say so.
I recently fielded some questions about coloring Modeling Glass with enamels. The page below is from my ebook Exploring Modeling Glass
, where I talk about adding enamel powder to clear glass powder to make colored glass. At right is a collection of shapes that have a base of Tomato Red Modeling Glass with a layer of craquelure texture made by combining enamel powder with loose clear powder and sifting it over then surface before tack-fusing. This method is from Eva Lazar's wonderful video tutorial
offered by Glass Emotions.
The largest piece is 13" long!
Please contact me if you have questions of your own, but first take a look at the FAQs
on the Modeling Glass website to see if the information is already there. You can also find deeper dives into some topics in back issues of the Enews.