Val Cox Desert Spring

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Desert Spring

A refreshing blend of reactive opaques and transparents. Fuss-free. A range of grind sizes gives this blend a nice textural quality.

Painting by Georgia O’Keeffe.

Buy this frit blend at ValCoxFrit.com

Amy’s notes:

This was another fantastic blend that I think is destined to be a hit. It really worked well with a lot of base colours, and I especially loved the bright green.

First, here are my encasing tests. I found the inclusion of silver foil didn’t add a lot, but that just encased over and under Lauscha clear, the greens and blues made a very pretty effect.

Desert Spring encased in Lauscha Clear
Desert Spring encased in Lauscha Clear with Silver Foil

I also made a set of Desert Spring beads encased in Kugler K100 clear:

Desert Spring K100

I made some basic rounds with Desert Spring, and got some lovely and varied results.

Desert Spring 008
Base of Moretti 008 Transparent Pale Amber with Val Cox Desert Spring frit.

Desert Spring 008
Base of Moretti 008 Transparent Pale Amber with Val Cox Desert Spring frit.

Desert Spring 025
Base of Moretti 025 Envy Green with Val Cox Desert Spring frit.

Desert Spring 025
Base of Moretti 025 Envy Green with Val Cox Desert Spring frit.

Desert Spring 034
Base of Moretti 034 Transparent Light Aquamarine with Val Cox Desert Spring frit.

Desert Spring 204
Base of Moretti 204 Pastel White with Val Cox Desert Spring frit.

And here are some lentil sets

Desert Spring 034 064
Base of Moretti 034 Transparent Light Aquamarine and Moretti 064 Transparent Black with Val Cox Desert Spring frit.

Desert Spring 026 232
Base of Moretti 026 Transparent Blue Green and Moretti 232 Pastel Light Turquoise with Val Cox Desert Spring frit.

Desert Spring 219
Base of Moretti 014 Transparent Medium Topaz and Moretti 219 Pastel Copper Green with Val Cox Desert Spring frit.

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.