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July 15, 2012

Test Results :: Linen

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 and Peace

CiM Linen is a pale neutral colour, and is the closest thing to a Light Ivory that is available from Creation is Messy. In terms of its consistency, it is closer to Vetrofond Light Ivory than to Effetre, however it is not really like either colour because the reactions are quite different, except for it being a pale, neutral, opaque colour. In terms of hue, prior to any reducing or fuming, the colour of Linen is slightly more on the yellow side than either Effetre or Vetrofond Light Ivory.

CiM Linen is not a very streaky colour, and has a nice, even consistency. When I reduced it, the colour got warmer. I'm not sure if that's because Linen strikes a little, or if the reduction is what changed the colour, so that will require additional investigation.

The addition of silver fumes the surface of Linen to a warm brown colour. On the surface, the silver is mottled golds, greys and blues and is quite shiny.

When the silver is reduced and encased, the edges of it develop a rich blue colour and the silver itself becomes very shiny. I used Effetre 006 clear in this test, and just like what happened with Cardamom and Coconut Milk, I got some weird cracks in the bead. I didn't try encasing Linen with any other colour, and I haven't managed to solve this mystery. Either there's something wrong with my Effetre clear, or Linen does not like being encased with it.

When silver glass frit is reduced on Linen, it develops broad, brown halos around it. The colour develops well on the frit, and just like the beads with silver, the surface of the Linen fumes to a warmer, browner hue. I got decent colour out of my TerraNova2 frit on top of Linen as well.

Linen separates on top of Tuxedo, and the colour concentrates in the middle of dots and stringer lines. When Tuxedo is used on top of Linen, the Linen rises up around it in halos.

When Linen is used on top of Copper Green, it seems to take on the colour of the Copper Green. Rather than developing a dark line, the edges of the Linen look greenish, and the Linen separates a little. Oddly enough, this reaction is completely different when Copper Green is used on top of Linen. On top of Linen, Copper Green develops a dark, webby outline.

Linen separates and looks pink on top of Opal Yellow, and when Opal Yellow is used on top of Linen, it develops a pinkish border and looks like it is floating just above the bead's surface.

Linen makes Ivory separate. You can see this most clearly in the bead on the right.

There doesn't seem to be any reaction between Linen and Peace, although it is much easier to see Peace when it is used on top of Linen than the other way around.

I silvered Linen and used it here to make the mushroom cap and stem.

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