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August 21, 2012

Test Results :: Peaches and Cream

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 Peaches and Cream is a gorgeous, peach semi-opaque colour. It is not very translucent (or at least it was not very translucent for me), but it is a very creamy-looking colour and I really liked its working consistency. This colour is only moderately reactive, but it is moderately reactive with just about everything.

Peaches and Cream is a striking colour, ranging from a pale peach all the way to a light/medium orange depending on the amount of striking. I got the darkest, most orange tones from it in the beads I reduced.

On the left here, we have plain Peaches and Cream. The bead on the right is also Peaches and Cream, the only differences being its size and that it has been reduced. The bead on the right, after reduction, is more orange and the surface of the bead also looks a little disturbed and cloudy. The bead on the left is a perfect, creamy peach colour. So pretty.

Putting silver on Peaches and Cream has significantly darkened its colour, and has also made it significantly browner. The silver spreads out a little on the surface of the Peaches and Cream and turns predominantly brown and golden. The darkness of the base colour persists (it may even intensify slightly) when the reaction is reduced and encased. When silver leaf is reduced and encased on top of Peaches and Cream it turns a shiny grey with blue veins running through it and some yellow patchiness.

On top of Peaches and Cream, my reducing silver glass got nice colour and developed a brown outline. In the bead on the right, I got some blues out of my TerraNova2, but it didn't do anything really earth-shattering.

The only real reaction between Tuxedo and Peaches and Cream seems to happen when you put Tuxedo on top of it. You can see in the bead on the right how the dots and stringer lines of tuxedo have a faint 'fissure' line surrounding them.

On top of Copper Green, Peaches and Cream seems to develop only a thin dark line reaction. However, when Copper Green is used on top of Peaches and Cream, a whole bunch of things happen. First, the Peaches and Cream develops a fissure just outside the Copper Green, so it looks like there is a shadow outline. Second, the Copper Green develops a brown line around its edge. Finally, the Copper Green separates so that the middle of the dots and stringer lines are a few shades darker than the edges.  Awesome.

Peaches and Cream makes Opal Yellow separate, but only when Opal Yellow is used on top of Peaches and Cream. This reaction isn't really evident when Peaches and Cream is used on top of Opal Yellow. On top of Opal Yellow, Peaches and Cream develops a faint dark line reaction.

Putting Peaches and Cream on top of Ivory seems to have made the Ivory curdle underneath it. There are also faint halos of Ivory around the Peaches and Cream dots and stringer lines. On top of Peaches and Cream, Ivory separates.

Peaches and Cream also makes Peace separate, both when it is used on top of Peace and the other way around.

Here's a fun bead with Peaches and Cream. I've used it as one of the layers in the base bead.

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