Friday, December 09, 2011

Comparison: Lapis, Earth, Blue Suede Shoes

With all these wonderful, deep, dark opaque cobalt-like blues, a head-to-head comparison is in order!

Here we have, from left to right,  Effetre 242 Medium Lapis, Effetre 240 Light Lapis, Effetre Earth, and CiM Blue Suede Shoes.

In this photo, on my monitor - and take my word for it when I say that this dark blue is exceedingly hard to photograph and reproduce faithfully - the Light Lapis and the Blue Suede Shoes look like a near match - but in real life - the better match is Medium Lapis and Blue Suede Shoes. The three Effetre Lapis's - Light, Medium and Dark (not shown) tend to very in colour from batch to batch so what is a good match now, may not be true for next year.

Here's a close up of Earth - looking streaky and w/o the colour separation that makes this colour so intriguing. 
 This is Blue Suede Shoes, up close, and a little streaky.
 And finally  - the two Lapis's - Med and Light. The Light is showing some streakiness too. Well - so is the Medium, but it's more obvious on the light.

It's blue - you can't go wrong with bluuuuuuue.

1 comment:

  1. Gail DB6:23 p.m.

    Nice to see the comparison; thanks. Last week I tried reducing "Earth", as you had done, but instead of getting those nice earthy browns/reds, I got some metallic drk purple coming through. I'll send a pic of the bead. The earth was next to a turquoise, and both colours were over drk ivory, so perhaps some reactions were at play.