I made a base bead of Cim Dirty Martini and used the Fiddlehead for the larger dots and interspersed with small white CIM Peace dots. The Fiddlehead behaved well and is less streaky than other greens I have used. I made the dots more interesting by using my knife to flatten the top of each one.
So firstly excuse the fingerprints on these ones! I liked that raindrop look so I made a base bead of CIM Dirty Martini and encased it in Double Helix Oxalis then added dots of Dirty Martini randomly around the bead and melted flat. I then took my tungsten pick and pierced the centre of each of these dots then added a drop of Raindrop over each of these dots and melted flat capturing that little air bubble. Finally I reduced the Oxalis heavily till it created this shiny finish with hints of pink and blue and green that you probably can't see in the photo but is very pretty. Again the Raindrop boiled and the resulting dots where 'bubbly' but treated with care this is a very useful colour for your palette.
Last but not least the Sepia combined with the Fiddlehead green. I made a base bead of the Fiddlehead and combined CIM Peace with the Sepia to create layers and light and shade. Again a great shading colour although I think I prefer the raindrop it has a cleaner look to it.
And then Sepia. Well this bead below is made on a black base with CIM Peace providing the white. The outside smaller bumps are dots of Raindrop. Those lovely large bumps are a base of Peace dotted with a small amount of DH Kalypso then flashed in a reduction flame and topped with Sepia....Yummy!!
And altogether :
So the verdict from here for what its worth is Sepia gets a big thumbs up. If you like green then the Fiddlehead is another useful shade to your palette. The Raindrop......yep I like it but treat with care or it will boil all over the place.
As a note CIM Peace is a great white for layering spots and fine in small bumps but hates being fully encased and in my experience always cracks.....just so you know!!
Thats all for now!! Happy Melting Folks :)
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