... today I'm sharing a few more of my notes and observation of my CiM testing. Linen, Coconut Milk, Peaches and Cream and Peachy Keen will feature in this post.
|... Linen - new from CiM|
Of all the colours I was given to sample, this is probably one of my favourites. At first glance, it reminded me of the luscious and creamy cafe latte and cappuccino colours in the Gaffer range. It is classified by CiM under it's 'neutral palette' and sits alongside colours such as Zombie and Hippo.
Linen is a soft (but sometimes dark) ivory coloured glass that lends itself nicely as a bead base colour! It is dense in colour and as it melts, shows soft darker striations and ‘syrup like’ marking that eventually fade away.
The floral focal was made using Val Cox green frit and vine cane before layering flower like designs over the top.
|... Peaches & Cream and Peachy Keen|
I noticed that the more you worked this glass and the longer it was in the flame, the less chance there was that it retained its translucent quality. The colour shift to a solid opaque was evident, especially the centre part of the bicone shaped floral bead I made. When it was used to make stringers, the colour was lost producing a pale, insipid length of glass, transparent in colour with little or no tint at all.
|... tranparent Peachy Keen|
It is the perfect glass to use for my large floral focal beads and a great base to carry off a palette of various colours. I chose to make a thin large bead as my base and the colour was not too dense, but I suspect that if the bead were to be “thick” the colour may intensify!
This glass is lovely to use and easy to melt – nice to work as a bead or to make accessories such as twisties and floral canes. This is def. a colour I would have in my stash to complement all the other peachy pink shades I already use! More information about this colour can be found here.
I hope the start of your week has been a good one! I will be back in a few days with some more pics and notes - this time featuring the very bright Tandoori and Macaw. Talk soon - Liz x