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March 26, 2018

Test Results :: Dark Periwinkle

Effetre Dark Periwinkle (EFF222) is a medium indigo opaque colour that is very soft.

Reducing Dark Periwinkle doesn't alter its colour.

Like it's lighter cousin Periwinkle, Dark Periwinkle can change to a greenish version of itself when silver is added to its surface. Reducing and encasing silver leaf on top of Dark Periwinkle was unexpectedly nice. Because the visible Dark periwinkle between the lacy silver bits fumes a deeper green-blue colour but doesn't do it evenly, there's a lot of pretty variation in the colour.

This colour is an average base for silver glass. My reducing silver glass looks pretty on top of its blueness, with the purplishness of the Dark Periwinkle countering the greenishness of the silver glass very nicely. In the rightmost bead, I got a decent starting strike to my TerraNova2 frit, and I like the contrast of its deep burgundy with the Dark Periwinkle. With a little more work, the colours here probably could have been beautiful :)

Dark Periwinkle is not a very reactive colour. Here, you can see it separating on tp of Copper Green. In the rightmost bead, it rises up in gentle halos around Tuxedo and Copper Green stringer dots and lines. Ivory and Peace separate slightly on top of it.

Here are some beads made with Dark Periwinkle:

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