Twilight, 548 Rods
Twilight, 548 was designed as part of a series of 6 blues and greens to provide a range of hues and intensities that would work well with each other as well as set off the bright crayon colors. An easy to work deep opaque blue that is often copied but never duplicated.
Working Tip: Work this color in a neutral flame. Garage at 975° F, Anneal at 1050° F.
Artist Description by Mike Shelbo:
"Twilight is the slightest bit stiffer than Glass Alchemy Peacock and Agua Azul but works just the same, nice and creamy.
This blue is a deep, opaque color that is darker than Peacock, but still a very distinct blue that has a special place in the color palette.It works great for sculpting solid work and for blown work. Twilight lends well to many styles of application. I also like Twilight for murrine because of the density of the color and the ability to hold up well when drawn down to different sizes.
Working this color properly is the same as working other opaques and Crayon colors. Twilight does not sublime or boil and can be intensely spot heated with a sharp flame for detail and welds. Small variations in darker tones emerge with intense spot heating when color is not encased." - Mike Shelbo