Messy Color™ Frost

511529 -

Frost (511529)<br />A transparent blue.

A transparent blue.




"Frost is an aqua but it behaves a lot better than Effetre and Vetrofond aquas in that it doesn’t pit and boil at the drop of a hat. I found that the longer I worked Frost, and the more I cooled and reheated it, a few tiny scummy surface bubbles appeared but it was nothing I couldn’t remove. I think the key is to maintain an even heat and then it works like a dream. The Frost is more saturated than Effetre Pale Aqua 038 and, in my opinion, a smidge greener." Read more of Laura's testing. – Laura Sparling

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Frost
Gloria Sevey
Frost
Amy Hall
Messy Frost, etched
Trudi Doherty
Effetre White 204 encased in CiM Frost and decorated with Effetre White 204 stringer
Laura Sparling
Messy Frost
Kandice Seeber
Frost with Glass Diversions Oasis Frit; spacers are Ice Floe
Darlene Collette

Messy Tester's Feedback

  • Frost was engineered in response to requests for a replacement for the [now unavailable] Vetrofond pale aqua.
"Frost is a more dense aqua and is not like Ice Floe or Effetre's pale aquas. Frost is clean and easy to work with. It’s what all pale aquas should look like in my book." – Gloria Sevey
I cannot tell you how THRILLED I was when I saw Frost. Traditionally pale aqua is so pale that it is almost white. Vetrofond's was *slightly* darker than Effetre and one batch was a little more saturated than the others, a perfect pastel which was vital to the etching palette. Frost matches that one batch almost exactly. It's the same saturation, a tiny bit more blue, but that's not a difference anyone will care about. You nailed the exact color quality that made the Vetrofond color so valuable to glass artists. Bravo! – Celia Friedman
Frost and Effetre pale aqua are quite similar. – Jolene Wolfe
"Frost is exactly what I was looking for! I feel that Frost is very comparable to the Vetrofond version of pale aqua. To aid in my comparison, I used the two rods that you gave me, used two rods of Vetrofond pale aqua and then used two rods of the Effetre pale aqua. The CiM and Vetrofond versions were very close to one another in how they worked. The Effetre is too runny and does not hold up well when trying to do hollow beads." – Valerie Stickles
  • Special thanks to Jolene Wolfe and Trudi Doherty for providing the photos in this section.

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"Frost works beautifully - oh my I wish clears were this nice, and is just gorgeous. . . . These are over a thin, thin white core." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"Frost is an aqua but it behaves a lot better than Effetre and Vetrofond aquas in that it doesn’t pit and boil at the drop of a hat. I found that the longer I worked Frost, and the more I cooled and reheated it, a few tiny scummy surface bubbles appeared but it was nothing I couldn’t remove. I think the key is to maintain an even heat and then it works like a dream. The Frost is more saturated than Effetre Pale Aqua 038 and, in my opinion, a smidge greener." Read more of Laura's testing.
Laura Sparling
"There are two things I like best about CiM's many, many shades of aqua/teal/blue. First is that they tend not to scum or bubble or pit like Effetre/Vetrofond blues and teals. The second is that most of their shades are a step or two brighter or darker than any of the other brands' shades - which broadens the palette! Frost is no different. This shade of pale blue is a little more saturated and slightly bluer than Effetre's Pale Aqua, and behaves much, much better." Read more at Kandice's blog.
Kandice Seeber
“Frost is a true light aqua. The glass was clean and crisp with no shocking, hazing or bubbling. The color could be classified as a super light ‘Pulsar’.”  
Heather Sellers
“Frost is a lovely subtle pale aqua, very close in tone to Effetre 038 but somehow just a tiny bit brighter. The bubbles in the egg shaped bead here were incorporated by my laying down fairly messy wraps when building up the body of my bead. Frost is a lovely clean colour that is not prone to scumming or boiling even when worked quite hot as I tend to do.” Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass’ blog.
Jolene Wolfe