Cobalt 6 Rod - Glass Alchemy
Working Tip: Work in neutral flame to avoid reduction (gray streaks).
Artist Description by Mike Shelbo:
A stiff, dense translucent cobalt blue, Cobalt-6 is so dense in color saturation that it seems black. When drawn down into extremely thin threads, it will still remain a deep cobalt blue transparent. Keep Cobalt-6 in the outer region of your flame length, in a mix of gas that will not reduce the color if used without encasement. Grey streaks or patches could develop from too much propane in your torch flame, so using a neutral flame is best. Cobalt-6 can be sandwiched between clear and blown out very thin while still having an intensely deep cobalt blue color. Light transmitting through Cobalt-6 when color layer is thin enough is very rich and pleasing.
Ratings & Reviews
by Alan R -
This is darker than turbo cobalt which makes it great for thin overlays on other colors, this especially looks great in encasements as the cobalt #6 when thinned looks great over any other opaque blue and can be used as black
i have even used when i have no black
by Ryan w -
like the description says it can streak grey. the only other tip i can offer is that i have used this to back pendants and marbles when i was out of black and this did the trick till my black came.