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Old 2014-09-19, 7:57am
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I have never played around with messy colors. Frantz is having a great sale so I thought it may be time to try them. Recommendation on your favorite colors would be appreciated, also are there any reactive colors.
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Old 2014-09-19, 9:45am
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CiM's got a lot of good colors to play with! My current favorites are:

Marshmallow--a translucent white that goes great with silver glass
Peace--a good sturdy white
Gelly's Sty--one of the best opaque pinks out there
Lapis--a gorgeous dark opaque blue
Bordello--a hilariously-named transparent garnet
Cranberry Pink--a well-behaved dark transparent pink
Clockwork--a ferocious transparent orange
Halong Bay--a lovely translucent light blue, but good luck finding it
Peacock Green--a slightly translucent middling green, very nice
Crocus--a delicious light purple translucent
Stone Ground--a really good ivory
Elphaba--a versatile pea-green
Leaky Pen--a very interesting dark blue teal
Canyon de Chelley--a wonderful streaky brown
Hades--a seriously good black that reacts well with silver glass
Adamantium--a manly dark gray
Gunmetal--A black with a silvery sheen

I'm pretty sure that I'm forgetting a few, but they're all good and very nice to work with. By all means, try them out!
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Old 2014-09-19, 9:46am
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These are all good CIM neutrals:

Stoneground (the quasi-equivalent of Eff Yellow Opal)
Tuxedo (a dependable black)
Canyon de Chelly ["de-shay"]
Khaki
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Old 2014-09-19, 9:52am
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I like their opaque greens.
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Old 2014-09-19, 9:55am
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I love canyon de chelly, poison apple and maraschino.
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Old 2014-09-19, 10:07am
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I'll third that Stoneground, think opal yellow with more blush- really nice color!

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Tuxedo is fantastic for stringer work for all but the very fine hair, also dots and work on white. It doesn't bleed easily or show purple except very thin.

Their greens really round out the 104 pallette, I don't have pics but Sherwood and Mermaid are green blues that are really nice, also olive.

I like Phoenix for blushing orange, and Sangre for transparent red.
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Old 2014-09-19, 10:28am
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Wow, thank you all for the great info.
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Old 2014-09-19, 12:57pm
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My all time favorite CIM colors are Dirty Martini and Appletini. I like the Butter Pecan and Ginger for flesh tones.

I love Halong Bay so when I heard it was being discontinued I bought a few pounds. I am hoarding it accordingly.
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Old 2014-09-19, 2:14pm
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Thai orchid's a terrific purple - my all time favorite
Smurfy and Electric Avenue blues are bright and happy
Rainforest, Mermaid and Sherwood greens are lovely

I love working with bright colors and CIM's got them. Nuetrals are nice too this glass is just so easy to work with.

I haven't found one CIM color that I haven't liked. Well maybe that slug looking one...I think it was mink? ewww
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Old 2014-09-19, 3:06pm
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Let me second:
Crocus (Just the yummiest opal purple/lavender)
Stone Ground (A bit of a chameleon; can be tannish, but can also strike to pinks/browns. Personally I don't find it anything like Opal Yellow, but that could be cause I'm on a HH; ymmv)
Lapis (It's more of a purple than a blue in my eyes; again ymmv)
Hades (its, erm, black LOL)
Dirty Martini (doesn't look like much, but turns out to be quite versatile used with other colors)


Also, I'm loving:
Maraschino (Bright translucent red)
Ghee (an opally yellow, but turns a delicious brown when struck or especially with silver)
Azure (gorgeous trans blue)

On the other hand, I'm not fond of Peace; I prefer Effetre's whites and I don't like Canyon De Chelly as it doesn't like me and just remains a putrid grey.

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Old 2014-09-19, 4:17pm
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Thanks, I started an order and left it open to come back and see what else you guys like.
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Old 2014-09-19, 4:48pm
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Let me second:
Crocus (Just the yummiest opal purple/lavender)
Stone Ground (A bit of a chameleon; can be tannish, but can also strike to pinks/browns. Personally I don't find it anything like Opal Yellow, but that could be cause I'm on a HH; ymmv)
Lapis (It's more of a purple than a blue in my eyes; again ymmv)
Hades (its, erm, black LOL)
Dirty Martini (doesn't look like much, but turns out to be quite versatile used with other colors)


Also, I'm loving:
Maraschino (Bright translucent red)
Ghee (an opally yellow, but turns a delicious brown when struck or especially with silver)
Azure (gorgeous trans blue)

On the other hand, I'm not fond of Peace; I prefer Effetre's whites and I don't like Canyon De Chelly as it doesn't like me and just remains a putrid grey.

HTH!
Alli
Alli, just ordered Crocus. Is it just me, I find the Frantz site a real pain in the ass to navigate, not just this time but every time I go there.
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Old 2014-09-19, 11:24pm
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It can be Bob, but at least it's not as crappy as ABR's site! Don't peruse that site unless you know exactly what you want; that one is truly a PITA.

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You can see all the lovely striations of color. Now Canyon De Chelly is supposed to do something similar, but all I ever get is grey mud.

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I remember that one, Alli. Stoneground doesn't do that for me. Neither does CoC, though.
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Old 2014-09-20, 5:25am
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Thanks alli, the stoned ground, did you use silver or does it do that on it's own.
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Old 2014-09-20, 10:35am
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Old 2014-09-20, 5:46pm
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Those are SIS shards over it Bob, but Stone Ground does that rainbow thing for me even without. I do wonder if it's a result of using a HH, but in any case it makes a great neutral and loves silver.

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Rose Quartz, Atlantis, Creamsicle, Desert Pink, Peacock, Glacier, Sunset, Sangre.
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Old 2014-09-20, 8:12pm
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My current favourites are:
- Canyon de Chelly
- Stone Ground
- Slytherin
- Great Bluedini
- Zachary (discontinued, boo)
- Split Pea (discontinued, boo)
- Dirty Martini
- Mint Lozenge
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Old 2014-09-20, 11:05pm
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Alli that has to be canyon de chelly!
CDC has those colors, mostly when I was on a HH. http://creationismessy.com/color.aspx?id=6 I can only get yellow out of stone ground, on HH or my cricket. http://creationismessy.com/color.aspx?id=38

Hades is an awesome black, loves silver and silver glasses, webs like intense black if you super heat.

I'm sort of the same as Ali Oops, I like all but mink. And sepia...I have tons of both for some reason. We should do a 'Mink Challenge' lol!
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I will take all the Mink and Sepia off your hands. Send it my way
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Old 2014-09-21, 7:50pm
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umm I love sepia ...just mink not so much lol
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What the heck do you all do with sepia?????
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LOL Nope Raven; it is definitely Stone Ground.

Two hearts; the left is Stone Ground w/ silvered shards, the right CDC with Psyche:

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When I saw the CDC was doing it's pukey grey thing as usual, I half assed that heart so it's not a pretty one in any way LOL but the difference in color is pretty clear. Now WHY SG makes nice for me, I have no idea!

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Old 2014-09-23, 5:46am
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Alli, I ordered some stone ground it looks interesting.
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I think you'll really like it. And it loves silver too!
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Blue smurfy (or it it smurfy blue?)...reacts with ivory. Looks almost like turquoise
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^I use smurfy and freeman in place of effetre turquoise & dark turquoise

Alli that is just too weird! I wish I could get stone ground to do that.

And I second the 'what do you do with sepia?'
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When I need a Blood Red, I reach for CIM Sangre. I like all the other colors too.
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Old 2014-09-24, 1:02pm
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Adamantium, Dirty Martini, Schoolhouse, Ghee, Glacier, Lapis, Grape Ape, Hades, Commando, Mojito, Slytherin, Honey Mustard, Atlantis, Gunmetal
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