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Hama Translucent Brown and Black

 
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crazyotto



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:33 pm    Post subject: Hama Translucent Brown and Black Reply with quote

How useful are Hama's translucent brown and black beads? Do you find that you can make do without them or are they an indispensable and frequently used part of your pallet? Does their translucent nature make them stand out amongst solid beads and how well do they work for shading?
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saturnine13
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to use translucent black to fill the void between grey and black -- however, dark grey is infinitely better for this. Regardless, I still keep translucent black around, because sometimes you need more than 3 shades of black.

Translucent brown is very light, and not really suitable for shading. Its translucence is more obvious than with black, and it just stands out awkwardly.

Translucents are just too different from opaques to fill in well. They are, however, useful for other sorts of projects.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I, too, used to use translucent black before Perler came out with Dark Grey. (Perler definitely needs to come out with a grey somewhere in between their Grey and Dark Grey, not only because sometimes Dark Grey just looks too dark in a piece, but just because we need more greys!!!) Sometimes, but not very often, I still use trans. black when I just have to have one more grey. It can look pretty cool if you need another grey for part of a character's eyes... If I'm truly beyond desperate for yet another grey, I'll use Hama Silver, but I try to make sure I barely iron this color, or else it does that funky color-separation thing...

Hey, has anyone here honestly noted a useful difference in the appearance of Hama and Perler Grey in a finished piece?

I can't recall the last time I used trans. brown...
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