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December 18, 2012

Test Results :: Fostoria

1 - w/ Silver Leaf, 2 - w/ Silver Leaf (reduced & encased), 3 - Over Silver Foil, 4 - w/ Silver Glass Frit Stringer (encased), 5 - w/ Silver Glass Frit (reduced), 6 - w/ TerraNova2 Frit, 7 - Plain, 8 - Plain (reduced), 9 & 10 - w/ Tuxedo, Copper Green, Opal Yellow, Ivory and Peace

CiM Fostoria is a pale pinkish, purplish neutral colour. Whenever there is a new colour in this range, I always hope that it will be like Sepia Unique #1, but this one wasn't. It's a pretty colour in its own right though, and nice to work with. This colour will boil, if you aren't careful, but I was working pretty hot and had to more or less park the rod in the hottest part of the flame to make it happen.

Silver turns Fostoria a yellowish brown. This is most visible in the bead on the left, where I used Silver Leaf over Fostoria. In the centre bead, I reduced and encased the silver which has resulted in an interesting, blue and purple-tinged silver coating under the clear. In the bead on the right, I encased a couple of layers of silver foil, and it turned golden.

I didn't get the results I wanted, but I did get some appealing streakiness in the bead on the left, where I used frit stringer made from Fostoria and my random Double Helix frit blend over Fostoria and then encased the bead in clear. If you look back at my results for Mojito, Pale Green Apple and Straw Yellow you'll see what I was wanting to happen. This bead ended up quite a bit too dark.

However, my reducing silver glass frit looks gorgeous over this colour, and I think my TerraNova2 frit would have too, if only I had not accidentally reduced the bead. It doesn't show up well in the picture, but the colour developed fairly well except for the mess I made.

When Fostoria is used on top of Opal Yellow and Copper Green, a lighter outline forms around the dots/stringer lines. I'm not sure how useful this information is, because, as you can see, Fostoria doesn't exactly look beautiful on top of these colours. I am probably just not using my imagination.

Opal Yellow has a sort of mottled appearance on top of Fostoria, alternating between pale, almost Ivory and brighter yellow.

Peace, Ivory, Opal Yellow and Copper Green all seem to separate slightly on top of Forstoria, resulting in a faint inner outline.

I already showed this bead with my Vanilla Latte test results, but I used Fostoria to encase the base bead prior to adding the decoration, so I'm showing it again. If you had enough of this one last week, don't look :P

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