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Cobalt 5 - #38 Medium Frit - 4 oz. - Glass Alchemy

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SKU: FA-515-38-4


One of our most popular cobalt colors, Cobalt-5 provides the artist with a highly saturated, easy to work blue.

Working Tip: Work in neutral flame to avoid reduction (gray streaks)

Artist Description by Mike Shelbo:
Cobalt-5 is very dense in color concentration, yet not as stiff in workability as Cobalt-6. Be sure to use a neutral flame with this color as it can be susceptible to over reduction that will leave grey patches or streaks. Cobalt-5 is great for stringers and blown work that will leave you with a true deep cobalt. Sandwich between clear layers and blow out thin for a vibrant and beautiful cobalt blue transparent. Works nicely, and melts easily into itself with no mark or sign of where glass was added. My favorite Cobalt-5 quality is that it shines through the color when it is brightly back lit.

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Not for Inside Work

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I do strictly inside frit work and after trying this frit, I put it away joking about it being "blue quartz." It seems to be uninterested in melting inside. It sticks and it stays, but I couldn't get it to smooth out. Perhaps better applied to outside work.