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UGC MUD - What is it and what can you do with it?

 

Sample Photos

Using MUD in a pastry bag with our stainless steel writing tip and Margot's Miracle Brush.

Tiles for use in home decorating or as a business venture. Think beyond the use as tiles as the designs and techniques could be used for many different art pieces and functional items like plates.

Note:
Always allow both pieces of decorated glass to dry thoroughly before placing one on top of the other and firing.

Glass Tile
This is a purchased glass tile from a home improvement store. MUD design applied, then re-fired to 1435F to make the MUD permanent but not affect the edges of the tile.



Granite tile
This is a purchased granite tile from a home improvement store. MUD design applied, then re-fired to 1435F to make the MUD permanent but not affect the tile since it is stone. The tile loses a bit of the shine but it is meant as an accent tile.



How To
Make your own glass tiles! Two pieces of float glass - Apply UGC color to the bottom piece, your MUD design to the top piece then fuse together - sample was fired at 1500F. Colors shown are NT 1956 Dark Blue (tile on the left - not fired) and 1969 Gloss Black (tile on the right).



Inset Tile


White inset tile purchased from a home improvement store. MUD mixed with NT 1961 Dark Green, placed in pastry bag with writing tip and design added to tile. Inset created as above. Fire separately to 1500F and glue both to a piece of netting for ease of installation.


Leaf Tile

Again, two pieces of float glass. This time Artisan 603 Royal Blue was applied thinly and used on the bottom piece of glass. MUD design on top and fused at 1500F.


Blended Tile
Two pieces of float glass. On bottom piece drop in two NT colors - 1956 Dark Blue and 1958 Turquoise used in the sample - then use the very tip of the 10/0 liner or a toothpick to drag a design into the wet color. Apply design of choice on top piece and fire to 1500F. Great way to create custom tiles.


Side tile

Two pieces of float glass. On bottom piece apply a layer of UGC Medium. Sift dry NT colors over the wet UGC Medium - NT Colors 1997 Leaf Green and 11021 Purple used in the sample - MUD design on top, fire at 1500F.


Here are some tiles with MUD using a different application

Large blueTwo pieces of float glass, tempered frit pieces, tweezers, waxed paper, White MUD and NT 1956 Dark Blue. Prepare colored frit; in a container mix Dark Blue to the consistency of melted ice cream using UGC Medium. Add pieces of tempered frit, stir to coat and then dump it all out onto the waxed paper. Allow to dry, stirring every so often to separate. When dry set aside. Make another container the same way but do not put it out to dry. Set aside. Take one piece of glass and butter it with a medium layer of MUD, you want it just thick enough to be able to push pieces of frit into it but not ooze over the top of the frit. Using the tweezers begin to place pieces of the dried frit pieces onto the wet MUD. Be random but do not cover the whole surface. Then place the wet pieces of frit in the remaining areas. Allow all to dry thoroughly (24 hours is best) and place the second piece of glass over the top and fire to 1500F. The frit that is more blue is the dried pieces and the darker frit is the wet application.

Teaset

Black MUD on purchased stoneware tea set, design applied with the pastry bag and Margot s Miracle Brush and then fired to 1425F.


Mud CoralFan coral was created by first mixing fine frit with White MUD, forming into spines, place on surface and allowing to dry thoroughly. Outline White was used to outline the fan shape and then White MUD was stippled around the dried spines and again, allowed to dry. 1999 Coral was then applied thinly over all the MUDDED areas and fired along with the rest of the design to 1500F.

Plant Saucer with mud

Floral design on purchased terra cotta applied with pastry bag and Margot's Miracle Brush. Trim around inside edge shows White MUD tinted with 1961 Dark Green. Fired to 1485F


Painting on Plantpot with Mud
This shows the White MUD tinted with NT colors. Allow design to dry, coat area (leaf, petal) with a thin layer of UGC Medium, tuck just a bit of NT liquefied color at the base of the petal or leaf, wipe brush and pull color out. Allow to dry and fire to 1485F


Ornaments decorated with White Mud

Air dried application is perfect for ornaments, eggs or decorating most any surface. White MUD applied with pastry bag and Margot's Miracle Brush.

 

Wood Carving
Faux Wood Carving - air dried application. Apply design to sealed raw wood or over cleaned finished surface. Allow to dry. Paint over all solidly. It can then be varnished or can be antiqued and then varnished. Metal leafing could also be applied over surface.

Butterfly

Here the Black MUD has been used to outline the design with the pastry bag and then NT Colors were used for the background and to fill in the butterfly markings. Two layers, fired to 1500F.


small

White MUD was used in the pastry bag to create tree bark, allowed to dry thoroughly and then 1966 Warm Brown and 1967 Dark Brown were used to color the dried MUD. Two layers, fired to 1500F.




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