Mud is a textured medium that can air dry or kiln fire 1425F - 1550F.
It is an interesting product that is used to enhance your fused glass projects.
The product is manufactured byUnique Glass Colors or UGC
The steps are quite simple and the product is very easy to use.
Thanks to Margot Clark, I have had the wonderful opportunity to try this unique product on some of my fused glass projects.
This product comes in 4 ounce containers of either white or black.
The Kit I received contained:
Ok, let’s get started!
I had a lot of questions, as I expected this to be a complicated procedure.
Boy, was I wrong. It is easy!
I started out by watching Margot Clark on YouTube as she demonstrated how to create a simple five petal flower.
I then assembled all my supplies in my workspace and began.
I had a dichroic piece of COE90 that I had full fused previously, and decided to paint a flower on the piece.
First, I made a dot where I wanted the center of my flower.
Then, I made a couple of squiggly lines, dipped and flattened my brush in the medium and slowly pulled the lines into the middle of the glass. Wow, that was easy!
I continued following Margot’s instructions, and before you know it, I had a beautiful flower.
Now the question was, what do I do with this piece?
I found out that you can actually allow it to air dry for 24 hours and it becomes permanent on the glass, if you don’t expose it to too much water, or you can fire it inside the kiln to anywhere from 1450 degrees F to 1550 degrees F.
I chose to fire it inside the kiln.
I took the piece up at about 300 degrees per hour until I reached 1000 degrees F and then held it for about 15 minutes.
Then ramped the temperature up to 1500 degrees F and held it for about 10 minutes.
Next, I brought the piece down to 950 degrees F and held it for an hour to anneal the glass.
Once that was completed, the glass was slowly brought to room temperature.