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April 22, 2012

Test Results :: Moana

1 - Plain, 2 - Plain (reduced), 3 - w/ Silver Leaf, 4 - w/ Silver Leaf (reduced & encased), 5 - w/ Silver Glass Frit (reduced), 6 - w/ TerraNova2 Frit, 7 & 8 - w/ Tuxedo, Copper Green, Opal Yellow, Ivory, Peace

CiM Moana is a new Limited Run colour from Creation is Messy. It's a dark, blueish-teal semi-opaque. The colour of it is very similar to the colour of CiM Mermaid, but it is an opal like Rainforest and Atlantis. It is somewhat greener than CiM Atlantis, and far bluer than Rainforest. I think that this colour has very limited quantities, so if it looks like something you want, you'd better get some as soon as the shipment lands at Frantz Art Glass. This colour melted like a dream, and its reactions with other colours are very similar to the reactions that I got with both Atlantis and Rainforest.

Silver leaf turns a yellowish colour on top of Moana, and sort of disperses in little beads in a lacelike pattern. When the silver is reduced and encased, it turns yellow.

On top of Moana, my reducing silver glass got some interesting halo effects, however the blue on blue thing doesn't really do it for me. Not enough contrast. My TerraNova2 frit got some nice strike though.

Here we see how reactive Moana is.  Copper Green, Opal Yellow and Peace all separate on top of Moana, and putting Moana on top of those colours makes them rise up in halos around the Moana dots and stringer lines.  Moana separates into light and dark on top of Tuxedo, too.

Ivory is the neatest reaction of the bunch - it separates and curdles when used on top of Moana as well as developing a dark line reaction.  When Moana is used on top of Ivory, a dark brown line reaction pops up, in addition to a lot of muddy brown webbing and the Ivory rising up in halos around it.

Here's a fun bead with Moana:

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