Sunday, November 07, 2010
Effetre 254 cont'd: EDP Reactions
Last month, I talked about EDP (Evil Devitrifying Purple) and how it had some pretty cool reactive properties. Some wag said "tell us about those reactions." Of course. ;-)
EDP reactions are not actually my particular specialty - but here are a few thoughts to go on if you want to start exploring on your own.
First up - EDP Encased. This isn't a reaction, so much as an effect. I got a narrowish band of clear on this, and you can see - the clear has sunk into the EDP and the EDP has rolled up from the side to accommodate it, pretty much swallowing the clear.
Another attempt at encasing, and this time, I got more clear on and got it on wider. The EDP has not swallowed the clear in this case, but you can see that the overall effect is of a lighter shade of purple. Just visible on the left side of the bead is the colour it should be.
This is Effetre Light Sky Blue dots, with more EDP dots on top. There has been some separation in the Light Sky Blue, and the EDP dots have lost their definition as they crawl and spread.
This is Effetre Light Ivory dots, with EDP dots on top. Wicked strong reaction - to the point of being possibly unattractive if you weren't ready for it and planning on it. Ivory and EDP can be tricky to make look nice.
This following pic is dots of copper green (not any of the turquoises or sky blues), with EDP on top. The copper green has dome some separating, and a line has formed in some places on the EDP.
This dramatic combo is using CiM Stone Ground. It has formed a darker line, and gone a very rich antiqued colour. Stone Ground is similar to Effetre Opal Yellow, in case you were wondering.
Here we are starting to shoot for the whole enchilada We have a base of CiM Stone Ground, with alternating rows of dots of EDP and Copper Green. The EDP dot row has a Light Sky Blue dot at each end. (Random dots of Hades appear between dots.)
The EDP dots all have a clear dot on top. The other two colours all got an EDP dot. Then everything got a Copper Green dot. Then an EDP dot.
If that was confusing - here's the diagram.
Next - I made a twistie, and applied it to a Stone Ground base bead. The twistie was a base of EDP, with 4 stripes - Light Sky Blue, Light Ivory, Copper Green, and Stone Ground - assembled like this.
Some raking and swirling and a few dots of Hades (Black).
So there you have it - it's a start for the EDP-reaction curious. You all remember how to keep it shiny now, right? Heat it to glowing, kiln it, as the last step. You can let it cool before it goes into the kiln - but no waving it back through the flame. Just cool out of the flame and kiln.