Messy Color™ Rapunzel Ltd Run

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Rapunzel Ltd Run (511627)<br />An opaque lavender pink.

An opaque lavender pink.




Indoor lighting
Left to right:
Effetre 260, Rapunzel, Lauscha 420 – Claudia Eidenbenz

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Rapunzel & Enchanted, etched
Trudi Doherty
CiM Rapunzel & Enchanted along with Dark Violet
Kandice Seeber
CiM Rapunzel
Melanie Graham
CiM Rapunzel
Caroline Davis
CiM Rapunzel
Jolene Wolfe
CiM Rapunzel, EDP & raku frit
Heather Sellers

Messy Tester's Feedback

  • Rapunzel was engineered in response to requests for a bright opaque purple, such as an opaque version of Crocus. It is a unique addition to the 104 glass palette.
I was looking through my glass stash and I was hard pressed to find a really similar colour. – Trudi Doherty
"Here is Rapunzel with CiM Gelly's Sty, CiM Heffalump, Effetre Lilac Dark Dark, Effetre Lavender, and Reichenbach Soft Violet. Rapunzel sits directly between Gelly's Sty and Heffalump, hue-wise, and is a very pretty colour." Read more at Melanie's blog. – Melanie Graham
  • Rapunzel color shifts depending on the lighting.
"Like other lavender shades, Rapunzel will color shift under different kinds of light. Instead of going more bluish like Heffalump and Effetre Lavender, Rapunzel actually washes out a little more on the pink side. In sunlight, the lavender is more pronounced." Read more at Kandice's blog. – Kandice Seeber
  • Special thanks to Trudi Doherty, Kandice Seeber, & Melanie Graham for providing the photos in this section.

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"I did find that Rapunzel needed to be warmed gently to reduce any shockiness in the glass. Once it was warm it flowed smoothly and evenly." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Well, Rapunzel is prettiness, isn’t it? CiM wanted to make an opaque version of Crocus. Rapunzel is an opaque lavender with a touch of pink to it, but it doesn’t have the vibrant purpleness of Crocus. Rapunzel is a richer, slightly pinker version of Heffalump and it’s ever so lovely. More saturated than Effetre opaque lavender [which is barely a colour at all], Rapunzel is a beautiful pastel colour that would look amazing with soft yellow or pale seafoam green. These photos were taken indoors in natural daylight." Read more at Laura's tumblr.
Laura Sparling
"Rapunzel is a pretty pinkish purple more similar to Heffalump than Crocus in my opinion. It melts like a dream. I used to use a hot head torch and colors like this always seemed to burn, but I had no problems with burning, scumming or boiling."
Caroline Davis
Daylight
Left to right:
Heffalump, Rapunzel, Crocus
 
Claudia Eidenbenz
Indoor lighting
Left to right:
Heffalump, Rapunzel, Crocus
Claudia Eidenbenz
Daylight
Left to right:
Effetre 260, Rapunzel, Lauscha 420
Claudia Eidenbenz
Indoor lighting
Left to right:
Effetre 260, Rapunzel, Lauscha 420
Claudia Eidenbenz
"Where Rapunzel really shines is when you pair it with silver. Silver leaf on top of it fumes the Rapunzel immediately surrounding the silver to a rich brown colour. When the silver is reduced and encased it gets a dark pink and bluish haze to it." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"Rapunzel is a sweet shade that is just a little bit more pink and a touch brighter than the other opaque lavender CiM has called Heffalump. I would also say that Rapunzel is a touch more dense - meaning it's more opaque and tends to hold it's color without going as 'ghostly' as the Heffalump does. We're not approaching the translucence of an opal color yet, but any lavender I have ever worked with is less dense than, say, the chalkiness of the pale opaque greens like Dirty Martini. However, Rapunzel is the densest of any opaque lavender I have worked with. That makes it really wonderful for layering with transparent purples and pinks!" Read more at Kandice's blog.
Kandice Seeber
"Rapunzel is a blush opaque pink with a hint of lavender. The glass melts very similar to Gelly's Sty, but with a hint of Heffalump. I didn’t experience any color shifting. The glass is much more durable in color than Crocus which tends to want to lose its lavender color during long annealing cycles. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing." Read more at Heather's blog.
Heather Sellers
"Formulated by CiM after requests for an opaque version of Crocus. Crocus is one of those special colours that stands out and I'm not really sure you can make it as any other version. Rapunzel has more pink in it than Crocus and is a welcome addition to the 104 palette. Rapunzel melted with out any pre-heating required- it also melted with no sign of striation. It will colour shift to show more blue shades under different light sources."
Trudi Doherty