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February 6, 2019

Test Results :: Striking Red

Effetre Striking Red (EFF076) is not my favourite of the three dark, transparent reds that I've tested so far. It's a nice enough colour -- turning a pretty, deep red once you get it to strike and layer it over something significantly lighter. But if you're making small beads and applying this colour in thin layers, you'd better exercise some patience while you make that happen, because striking it that way can be very tricky.

My opinion, for what it is worth, is that CiM Bordello and Effetre Very Cherry are both much easier to strike than this colour. I haven't tested CiM Sangre yet and I am looking forward to seeing how it compares. 

Striking Red doesn't change when you reduce it.

Reactions with silver are pretty typical for Striking Red. It behaved the same way with silver as both Very Cherry and Bordello, crusting up on the bead's surface and turning blue in places.

Striking Red is a surprisingly nice base for silver glass frit. My reducing silver glass frit got interesting, wispy outlines and my TerraNova2 frit got a very pretty starting strike.So, the good news is that if you're not enjoying your stash of Striking Red using it in more traditional ways, you can stick it under your silver glass to interesting effect.

There is almost nothing to report regarding Striking Red and its reactions with my staple colours. There is a bit of separation with Ivory and a more pronounced amount of separation when it's used with Peace.

Here are some other beads made using Striking Red:

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