As the name implies, this one is comfortably elegant, wears well, and goes with everything. Play it up or play it down, it’s completely versatile and seems to only get better with time. Even better, this one never needs ironing.
Painting by Andrew Wyeth.
This blend is definitely softe than my usual bright colour palette – but I found I loved its subtlety. It encased well with Lauscha clear, and it was very versatile with many other colours in the 104 palette.
First, the encased beads. On a clear base, this frit was as soft as a cloud, and with the addition of silver foil, I got some beautiful golds and reds out of it.
Val Cox Belgian Linen encased in Lauscha clear
Val Cox Belgian Linen encased in Lauscha clear, with silver foil
Val Cox Belgian Linen encased in Kugler K100 clear
Val Cox Belgian Linen in Kugler K100 clear
Now I think these next ones are some of my favorites… frit swirl beads with this blend were buttery soft.
Val Cox Belgian Linen swirled in/speckled on Kugler K100 Clear. Less buttery tones and more greys came out when using this clear.
Val Cox Belgian Linen swirled in/speckled on Kugler K100 Clear
Val Cox Belgian Linen swirled in/speckled on Kugler K100 Clear, etched.
I also really really loved this frit on copper green. It punched it up for some contrast; the reaction was beautiful.
It worked really well on the transparent ambers too:
And very pretty on grey as well! A very organic effect that would look wonderful with semi precious stones.
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.