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Val Cox Painters Series – Emerald Glacier

Emerald Glacier

A pretty all-season blend with a bit of sparkle. Avoid overheating to retain the sparkle effect, otherwise this versatile blend is fuss-free.

Painting by Thomas Hill.

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Amy’s notes:

I loved the cool tones of this blend, and the sparkle. I found it worked really well with the opaque and transparent blues and greens, and the lighter transparents. It encased well in Lauscha and had some great reactions with silver foil. I think some of the beads I made would be perfect for Christmas or for Saint Patrick’s Day themes. Many of the beads came out looking “pepperminty” to me – cool and fresh.

First, the encasement results:


Emerald City
Val Cox Emerald Glacier encased in Lauscha clear


Leprechaun
Val Cox Emerald Glacier encased in Lauscha clear with silver foil.

Here are some rounds using Emerald Glacier.


Emerald Ice Queen
Val Cox Emerald Glacier on a base of Moretti 038 Transparent Pale Aqua


Mint Medley
Val Cox Emerald Glacier on a base of Moretti 084 Transparent Light Grey


Wintermint
Val Cox Emerald Glacier on a base of Moretti 224 Pastel Light Sky Blue


Emerald Swirls
Val Cox Emerald Glacier swirled in and speckled on a base of Moretti 004 Transparent Clear

Next, here are some lentil beads using Emerald Glacier with some of the more reactive Moretti base colours.


Party Gnomes
Val Cox Emerald Glacier on Moretti 025 Envy Green and Moretti 266 Opal Yellow.


Mermaid’s Tale
Val Cox Emerald Glacier on Moretti 026 Transparent Teal and CiM Mermaid.


Spearmint Swirls
Val Cox Emerald Glacier on Moretti 031 Transparent Pale Emerald Green and CiM Dirty Martini.


Peppermint Swirls
Val Cox Emerald Glacier on Moretti 057 Transparent Intense Blue and Moretti 219 Pastel Copper Green.

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.