Color Mixing Chart 1

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Unless otherwise specified, all colors/recipes are Moretti/Effetre 104 COE and were originally found on Wet Canvas & Lampwork Etc.

Please note that due to variations in monitors, settings, and color batches
from the factory, your results may vary from those seen here.

Chart 1-Solid Mixes    Chart 2-Layers     Chart 3-Enamels

I'm quite often asked what the numbers that follow the 'x' mean. They're how you measure out the mix. You pick the units of measure (oz, gm, in, cm, mm) and then add the number to it. For example: in the first mix pictured and if the units of measure are oz, it would be 1 oz 456 Rubino, 6 oz 068 Pink, and 2 oz 016 Dark Topaz.

Opaque

Color Recipe Comments

Black

456 Rubino x1
068 Pink x6
016 Dark Topaz x2
 
Above Black Mix x1
204 White x3
 
 

Charcoal

066 Intense Black x1
204 White x3
 

Smokey Blue

246 Dark Cobalt x1
252 Dark Gray x1
 

218 Petroleum Green x1
240 Light Lapis x1
 --
218 Petroleum Green x1
242 Medium Lapis x1
 --
218 Petroleum Green x1
246 Lapis Cobalt x1
 

 

 

218 Petroleum x1
248 Light Gray x1
240 Light Lapis x1
-- 
218 Petroleum x1
248 Light Gray x1
242 Medium Lapis x1
-- 
218 Petroleum x1
248 Light Gray x1
246 Lapis Cobalt x1
 

Julie Blue

242 Medium Lapis x1
248 Light Gray x1
 --
246 Lapis Cobalt x1
248 Light Gray x1
 

Denim

204 White x3
Vetrofond Black x1

Baby Blue

204 White x1
220 Periwinkle x1
 

Pale Sky Blue

204 White x10
228 Dk. Sky Blue x1

224 Light Sky Blue x1
044 Dark Purple x1
 
219 Copper Green
273 New Violet
 
058 Ink Blu x1
204 White x2

240 Lt. Lapis x1
268 Pearl Gray x1

--

242 Medium Lapis x1
268 Pearl Gray x7
 

Ink Blu

060 Cobalt Blue x1
044 Dk. Purple x3
When I hold this up to my Ink Blu rods, I see no difference in the color.
060 Cobalt Blue x1
044 Dk. Purple x3
204 White x4
 
044 Dark Purple
220 Periwinkle x1
 

064 Black x1

220 Periwinkle x1

004 Clear x4

--

064 Black x1

220 Periwinkle x1

This mixture results in a really creamy black to work with - not stiff.

 

 

 
204 White x24
060 Cobalt x1
456 Rubino x4

--

204 White x14
060 Cobalt x1
456 Rubino x4

--

204 White x8
060 Cobalt x1
456 Rubino x4
 

 

 

 
204 White x18
438 Purple Red x2
060 Cobalt x1

--

204 White x12
438 Purple Red x1
060 Cobalt x1

--

204 White x6
438 Purple Red x2
060 Cobalt x1

This was made with the lower mix.

064 Black x1
204 White x3
 
221 Lavender x1
254 Purple x1
528 Periwinkle Opalino x1
 
254 Purple x1
528 Periwinkle Opalino x1
 

254 Purple x1
204 White x1
 --
254 Purple x1
204 White x2
 

Bubble Gum

260 Light Pink x3
456 Rubino  x1

204 White x10
408 Md. Lemon Yellow x2
452 Dk. Red Brown x5

456 Rubino x1
204 White x2

--

456 Rubino x1
204 White x4
 
456 Rubino x1
532 Rose/Pink Opalino x4
 

Lt. Rose Pink

Dk. Rose Pink

438 Purple Red x1
204 White x3

 --

438 Purple Red x1
204 White x2

Med. Rose Pink

456 Rubino x1
536 Carnelian Opalino x1

--

456 Rubino x1
536 Carnelian Opalino x4
 
204 White x2
266 Opal Yellow x1
 
448 Dark Brown x1
204 White x5
 

Flesh

204 White x4
272 Violet x3
420 Coral x1 (pink version)
 
420 Coral x1
204 White x2
Because there is so much variability in the coral batches, I'll show you the original color of the rods.

Coral Mix 1

1. Mix:
     276 Dk. Ivory x1
     438 Purple-Red x1.5
2. Mix:
     412 Dk. Yellow x2
     422 Orange x1
     294 White x1
3. Mix the colors from the 2 mixes, but don't mix enough for them to completely blend together.
 

Coral Mix 2

Same as Coral Mix 1 except use only x1 of the 438 Purple-Red and  x1.5 of the 422 Orange.  

Coral Mix 3

Same as Coral Mix 1 except substitute 204 White x2 for the Ivory.  
 
448 Dark Brown x1
204 White x5
420 Coral x1 (orange version)
 
420 Coral x1
260 Lt. Pink x3
 
420 Coral x1 (pink version)
420 Coral x1(orange version)
412 Dark Yellow
204 White x2
 
420 Coral x1 (pink version)
420 Coral x1(orange version)
 
044 Dark Purple x1
420 Coral x1
I used the pinkish shade of coral for this one.

Anemic

Blood Red

004 Clear x8
438 Purple Red x1
 --
004 Clear x3
438 Purple Red x1
 

 

 
254 Purple x1
456 Rubino x1

Cantaloupe

418 Acid/Butter Yellow x1
420 Coral x1
 

Cantaloupe 2

072 Striking Orange X4
276 Dk. Ivory X1

418 Butter Yellow x2
072 Orange x2
204 White x1
 
412 Dk. Yellow x1
422 Orange x1
 
420 Coral x1(orange version)
422 Orange x1
 
418 Acid/Butter Yellow x4
420 Coral x1
 
264 Ivory x1
422Orange x1
404 Lt. Lemon Yellow x1
 

Peach

204 White x9
418 Acid/Butter Yellow x4
420 Coral x3 (pink version)

 
EZ Peach
438 Purple Red x1
264 Ivory x2

Peachy

204 White x6
404 Lt. Lemon Yellow x6
438 Purple Red x1

409 Translucent Yellow x5
438 Purple Red x1
 
204 White x6
409 Translucent Yellow x5
438 Purple Red x1
 
404 Lemon Yellow
438 Purple Red x1
 
376 Med. Pink Opalino x1
409 Translucent Yellow x1
 

Uranium Yellow

Stringer: When I hold this up next to 265 Uranium Yellow, It looks like the same color. The trick to getting this recipe to work for you is to get it hot enough that 076 Red unstrikes.

 
076 Red x1
204 White x4

Soft Yellow

204 White x4
412 Dk. Yellow x1
 

264 Ivory x1
408 Med. Lemon Yellow x1

--

264 Ivory x2
408 Med. Lemon Yellow x3

--

264 Ivory x1
408 Med. Lemon Yellow x3
 
204 White x1
416 Bright Acid Yellow x1
 --
 
204 White x2
416 Bright Acid Yellow x1

 --

204 White x4
416 Bright Acid Yellow x1

Soft Yellow

 409 Translucent Yellow x1
264 Ivory x1
 

Shrek

173 New Violet x1
416 Acid Yellow x1
 

Amphibian 1

412 Dk. Yellow x1
216 Grass Green x1
 

Amphibian 2

412 Dark Yellow x3
456 Rubino x1
 
204 White x3
223 Mosaic Green x1
 
264 Ivory x5
212 Pea Green x5
060 Cobalt Blue x1
 
223 Mosaic Green x1
216 Grass Green x1
 
204 White x1
216 Grass Green x1
 
224 Lt Sky Blue x1
212 Pea Green x1
 
204 White x7
218 Petroleum Green x1

268 Pearl Gray x6
212 Pea Green x1
 
211 Sage Green x1
252 Dark Gray x1
216 Grass Green x1
 
218 Petroleum Green x1
248 Light Gray x1
 

Smokey Teal

218 Petroleum Green x1
252 Dark Gray x1
 
218 Petroleum Green x1
224 Light Sky Blue x1
 
211 Sage Green x1
252 Dark Gray x1
216 Grass Green x1
 
276 Dark Ivory x1
211 Sage Green x1
 
264 Ivory x1
211 Sage Green x1
 
044 Dark Purple x1
276 Dark Ivory x1
 
258 Tongue Pink x1
264 Ivory x1
 
258 Tongue Pink x1
276 Dark Ivory x1
 
Ivory
 
072 Striking Orange X1
276 Dk. Ivory X1

The Striking Orange keeps the Ivory looking Ivory instead of white.

016 Dark Topaz x1
204 White x2

 
265 Uranium Yellow x1
266 Opal Yellow x1
Supposed to be a non-reactive Ivory. Would have turned out if it hadn't been for the Pink areas that appeared as I was pulling it.
404 Lt. Lemon Yellow x3
224 Light Sky Blue x1
 

Cocoa

211 Sage Green x1
452 Dark Red Brown x1

Chocolate

204 White x2
452 Dark Red Brown x1

264 Ivory x1
448 Dark Brown x1
 

 

266 Opal Yellow x2
422 Orange x1

Mud

266 Opal Yellow x2
420 Coral x1
 
204 White x2
444 Light Brown x1

Coffee & Cream

211 Sage Green x1
420 Coral x1
I used the pinkish shade of Coral for this one.

173 New Violet x1
422 Orange x1

--

173 New Violet x1
204 White x1
422 Orange x1

--

173 New Violet x1
204 White x2
422 Orange x1
 
268 Pearl Gray x6
409 Translucent Yellow x5
438 Purple Red x1
 
016 Dark Topaz x1
276 Dark Ivory x1
 
414 Lt. Lemon Yellow x1
204 White x10
448 Dk. Brown x2
414 Lt. Lemon Yellow x1
204 White x8
452 Dk. Red Brown x2

264 Ivory x2
448 Dark Brown x1

--

264 Ivory x4
448 Dark Brown x1
 
438 Purple Red x1
268 Pearl Gray x7
 
210 Avocado
432 Med. Red
 
448 Dark Brown x1
204 White x1
 

 

Transparent

Color Recipe Comments

Blueberry

036 Dark Aqua x1
042 Medium Purple x1

Grape Kool-Aid

456 Rubino x2
060 Cobalt Blue x1
 

Burnt Sugar

456 Rubino x1
072 Striking Orange x2
098 Pink x12
 

Java

076 Striking Red x1
058 Kim Blu x1
004 Clear x3
 

Blushing Honey

Burnt Sugar (above) x1
098 Pink x6
 

 

Aventurine

Color Recipe Comments

Aventurine Mist

 
Aventurine Frit (to suit)
004 Clear x1
204 White x1

Click on this picture to see the sparkle.

Black Diamonds

 
Aventurine Frit (to suit)
004 Clear x1
064 Black x5
I added clear to Mike's recipe to help bring out the Aventurine Sparkle, though it doesn't show much in this scaled down picture. If you click on the picture, you'll be able to see it full sized and with more of the sparkle.
920 Blue Aventurine
Notice in this cross-cut of a Blue Aventurine rod that there is a lot of clear and only a little bit of color. Mixing up the layers of the Blue Aventurine Rod lightens the color and brings out the sparkle.
 
004 Clear
over
Aventurine Frit (to suit)
456 Rubino
In order to avoid muddying the Rubino and frying the Aventurine, be sure to work this one way out in the flame.

 

All of these were made with a half and half mix with Effetre 069

              

Created by Kitty

Misc. Notes - Depending on the degree of translucency you want, you may have to add more clear/white till you get the results you want.

To turn a transparent color into a translucent one, mix transparent with an equal amount of 204 White.. 060 Cobalt Blue  mixed this way gives you .

To turn an opaque color into a translucent one, mix with an equal amount of 004 Clear. I mixed 1 part 436 Dark Red with 2 parts 004 Clear to get .

If you want to make a color pastel try mixing it with 268 Pearl Gray.

 

View Corina's page for a How to do Color Mixing by clicking here

 

For more color mixing recipes, check out Torchworked Marbles, Vol. 1 by Drew Fritts.

 

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