A rich dreamy blend of reactive opaques and transparents. Play up the drama by going for the Raku color effects or use a reduction flame to go for the gold. Pairs beautifully with both warm and cool tones.
Painting by Alexandre Cabanel.
I really, really loved this blend. It was so versatile, and gave so many amazing and cool effects depending on what it was paired with.
First of all, it was gorgeous encased, both with and without silver foil. The first set, “Liquid Sunshine,” was just pure Drama Cream encased in Lauscha clear (using Moretti clear as a base because, well, Lauscha is more expensive). “Fantasy” was also just clear on clear, but with a layer of silver foil that brought out even more gold tones.
Interestingly, Drama Cream brought out more chocolate tones when encased in Kugler K100 clear.
I also tried encasing Drama Cream with a Moretti 014 Transparent Medium Topaz base, because the blend seemed reactive on this base and I wanted to see how the reaction looked magnified by the clear. I wasn’t disappointed!
I made “swirly” frit beads with this blend and they were also absolutely gorgeous. The colours came out so rich.
Val Cox Drama Cream frit swirled in and speckled on Kugler K100 Clear
Here are some more beads I made using the Drama Cream blend:
Here are a few sets of lentils I made using some of the more reactive bases with this glass.
And finally, here are my paddle tests of this blend. It doesn’t demonstrate the 104 palette in full by any means, but gives a pretty good idea of how the blend reacts with a variety of colours.