Bibidibobidiblue, 5192 Rods
Bibidibobidiblue, 5192 is a pastel blue that was created to fill a hole in our palette. This opaque blue works well as a background color or as stringers, especially in blue fades.
Working Tip: Heat slowly to raise the core temperature. Once the heat base is established, this color can be worked very hot and any air bubbles that popped during the preheat will smooth out. Getting this color white hot will cause excessive gas release that can not be repaired and should therefore be avoided.
Artist Description by Mike Shelbo:
"This color is an opaque baby sky blue glass with natural patterns in the finish due to variation of the tones of blue.
This color has a bit more air in the canes than other opaques, but when worked properly Bibidibobidiblue has a smooth finish surface that looks as though it has texture, somewhere between smooth blue granite worn by the tides and a pattern that could be a patch of sky on a slightly hazy day.
To get the best surface finish when the color is not encased, I recommend keeping your color layer 3mm to 4mm thick and work further out in the cooler part of your normal working flame. No need to over oxidize or reduce with this color, it is best just to be patient when building a core heat and when you are spot heating for detail and welds." - Mike Shelbo