Messy Color™ Douglas Aster Ltd Run

511640 -

Douglas Aster Ltd Run (511640)<br />An opaque purple.

An opaque purple.




"Such a beautiful colour and works lovely with other glass colours. Douglas Aster looks great layered with other colours both transparent and opaque. As a soft lilac this is just perfect. Melts like butter, no boiling or scumming, but would recommend pre-heating." – Juliette Mullett

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CiM Douglas Aster, Café Au Lait with DH KA357, Zephyr, and Hyperion
Darlene Collette
CiM Douglas Aster
Trudi Doherty
CiM Douglas Aster
Laura Sparling
CiM Douglas Aster
Caroline Davis
CiM Douglas Aster
Carol Ann Savage
CiM Douglas Aster
Caroline Davis

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Douglas Aster as stringer.
Caroline Davis
"Douglas Aster- I have to say, I am impressed at how much richer the color came out. A deeper, more obvious purpley pink, or arguably pinky purple."
Dwyn Tomlinson
"Douglas Aster is one of my favorites. It’s a soft purple pink color. When pulled down into stringer, the stringer looks translucent, but when applied to a bead the stringer is opaque. It is a soft glass and melted beautifully."
Caroline Davis
"Douglas Aster is a pretty pastel purple. It melts beautifully and smoothly with no issues. As a base for my Goddess style beads, I wanted to see if the base purple hue would fume when paired with Double Helix silver glass. As I expected, it did. Layered dots of CiM’s Café Au Lait which has some silver content and a DH test silver glass named KA357. Clear portal dots of DH Zephyr were added to capture the stormed reaction of the silver glass. Each portal turned into reduced storms of purples and pinks as a result of the reaction between the two silver laden glasses. The base glass of Douglas Aster fumed to a golden ivory losing the purple pastel. Dots of DH Hyperion complete each bead." See more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"So smooth melting. Some striations which look lovely. A slight grey to Heffalump but a lovely shade of soft purple/lavender."
Jean Daniels
"Douglas Aster is a pretty pale lavender color, nice to work with, no problems with shocking, pitting, or devit. Sculpts well, a bit soft and prone to losing details, though, so back off on the heat to keep them crisp."
Lori Peterson
"Such a beautiful colour and works lovely with other glass colours. Douglas Aster looks great layered with other colours both transparent and opaque. As a soft lilac this is just perfect. Melts like butter, no boiling or scumming, but would recommend pre-heating."
Juliette Mullett
"This opaque glass was a dream to melt, lovely and soft! A mauve tinged purple revealing slight striations of color. A touch warmer than Heffalump and there was a reaction to silver wire. No shocking but I did pre heat the rod first."
Bianca Gruber
“I made a sculptural bird bead with Douglas Aster. A nice pale lilac pink. Very few striations and easy to work with. I began with a clear ‘core’ body and then encased in Douglas Aster. This gives an opportunity to see encasement with the color. The head, wings and tail were added straight from the rod. I used Reichenbach Deep Black for the base of the beak followed by Effetre Pastel Yellow. The eyes were also Reichenbach Deep Black.”
Kim Fields
"I used Douglas Aster with a silvered glass that spread everywhere and obliterated the color of the glass."
Joy Munshower
"Douglas Aster is a soft and pretty shade of pastel purple. The top pair of hearts have a core of Douglas Aster which I have encased with Effetre 006. The other two pairs of Douglas Aster hearts are decorated with Reichenbach dense black. This one is a beauty, such a lovely lavender colour." See more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Douglas Aster is a very pretty opaque pale purple that has a tiny hint of translucency to it. Only a bit – enough that when you pull it into stringer it’s not quite fully opaque. It melted with no troubles and for these beads I encased it with a thin layer of Effetre Super Clear 006 and added spots of CiM Lapis. The spacers are just plain Douglas Aster and Lapis. The beads were photographed outdoors in daylight." Read more at Laura's blog.
Laura Sparling