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Glass is Strange

One of the most frustrating but mesmerizing aspects of glass is that it can sometimes be unpredictable. If you are a master of the science, this will work to your advantage and you can harness the power of the strangeness in ways that make incredibly beautiful and unique art. If you are more of a WYSIWYG [ what you see is what you get ] kind of player ... then the surprises can be frustrating. Take Effetre 591212 Pea Green for example. It behaves strangely. This color is like a super spreader or something and goes wherever it darn well pleases when you get it really hot or work it too long. And the color likes to pool and create interesting striations and super saturated dots. Not always, but especially if it is layered on top of certain glass (like transparents). It either sinks in or spreads away and can often be challenging to control. Effetre Pea Green and Lapis I haven't claimed to master this glass. It throws me for a loop every.single.time because I forget. If I encase it