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Northstar Boro Bubblegum 50grm

NS-062 Bubblegum is a fully opaque flamingo pink. It is atmospherically stable so it can be worked in any flame without the colour being affected. It is flame sensitive so heat it gently in a soft flame. Once it is heated Bubblegum will take a lot of heat without any boiling issues. Bubblegum is a great backing colour and well suited for sculpture. Try it as a backing for NS-013 Amber/Purple, or NS-026 Double Amber/Purple. It is also a great backing for gold fume.

Northstar Boro Pink 50grm

Pink First,

NS-023 Pink is a light transparent bright pink. It is atmospherically stable meaning it can be worked in any flame without the colour being changed. It is also resistant to excessive heat, and can take a lot of abuse. Because NS-023 Pink washes out when thinned, most regard this colour as one for solely sculpture. Surprisingly another great role for NS-023 Pink and other transparent colours is use as overlay colours. NS-023 Pink looks great over NS-026 Double Amber/Purple, NS-045 Blue Moon, and many others. By using even a thin coating of Pink, a striking colour can be transformed into an entirely new shade.

Northstar Boro Lava 50grm

Lava First,

NS-064 Lava is a bright intense opaque orange. It is very bright and well suited for stringer application and blown work. It is not terribly sensitive to flame chemistry but stay out of overly reducing flames. Lava however is heat sensitive so it must be worked carefully to prevent boiling. Encasing with clear is another method to shielding the colour, but not necessary. Lava can be easily worked on the surface and will not boil or scar if worked carefully in a soft flame. A nice colour effect to try is a layer of NS-007 Ruby over NS-064 Lava.

 

Northstar Boro Violet 50grm

Violet First,

NS-032 Violet is a light transparent redish purple. It is atmospherically stable meaning it can be worked in any flame without the colour being changed. It is also resistant to excessive heat, and can take a lot of abuse. Because NS-032 Violet washes out when thinned most regard it as a colour for sculpture only. However, like the other transparent colours, Violet is well suited as an overlay colour. It looks great over NS-013 Amber/Purple.

Northstar Boro Purple Urple 50grm

Purple Urple First,

NS-101 Purple Urple is a dark purple that looks like NS-80 Hyacinth but works differently in the flame. This opaque purple uses chrome based technology but does not have cracking problems. It is great for blown work and thin stringer application. It is heat and flame sensitive so it must be heated up slowly to prevent boiling. Once it glows red, NS-101 Purple Urple will take heat well. Because of its intensity it is sensitive to reduction. If the flame is not oxidizing enough, grey and brown streaks will develop on the surface of the glass. Try it with a layer of NS-32 Violet for a deep purple effect.

Northstar Boro Deep Sea Blue 50grm

Deep Sea Blue First,

NS-077 Deep Sea Blue is a fully opaque saturated blue. It is well suited for stringer application and blown work. For those of you searching for a substitute for NS-022 Polaris, this is the closest colour to it. It is not susceptible to reduction and is not flame sensitive. For best results keep it in a neutral flame. It is a great backing for such colours as NS-014 Irrid and NS-015 Turquesa, and goes well with NS-063 Canary.

Northstar Boro Cherry 50grm

Cherry First,

NS-065 Cherry is the most eye-catching member of the intense opaque family. It is a bright candy apple red that is well suited for stringer application and blown work. Cherry is slightly sensitive to reduction, so work in a soft neutral flame. Cherry is however heat sensitive so it must be worked carefully to prevent boiling. Encasing with clear is another method to shielding the colour, but not necessary. Cherry can be easily worked on the surface and will not boil or scar if worked carefully in a soft flame. A nice colour effect to try is a layer of NS-037 Rootbeer over NS-065 Cherry.

Northstar Boro Millennium Moss 50grm

Millennium Moss First,

NS-073 Millennium Moss is a bright semi opaque aventurine colour. It is suitable for blown work and some stringer applications. Even when thinned, it will remain sparkly and bright. To keep Millennium Moss pure green, work in a neutral to slightly oxidizing flame. If worked in a reducing flame the colour will develop reddish streaks. Be sure to anneal thoroughly when heavily cased. Try Millennium Moss over NS-054 Star White for a vibrant effect. Also, try layering NS-003 Multi over NS-073 Millennium Moss.

Northstar Boro Silver Amethyst 50grm

Silver Amethyst First,

NS-125 Jet Black is a very dense black. It is well suited for sculptural applications and blown work. It is creamy and works easily, making it a welcome addition to the palette of blacks from which to choose. When working NS-125 Jet Black, do so in an oxidizing flame. If worked in a reductive environment it will develop grey streaks on the surface and result in a dull matte finish. When applying the colour, do so gently. After it is melted in it can take a lot of heat. NS-125 Jet Black is great in combination with many colours and serves as a background for striking colours. 

Northstar Boro Mint 50grm

Mint First,

NS-058 Mint is a semi opaque bright green that is great as a background colour. It is easy to work and atmospherically stable, meaning it can be worked in any flame without the colour being affected. If stretched too thin it will lose intensity so it is not recommended for stringer applications. Mint looks great with a thin coating of NS-003 Multi or NS-024 Transparent Green.

Northstar Boro Dark Orange 50grm

Dark Orange First,

NS-006 Dark Orange is a more saturated version of NS-005 Orange. It is well suited for thin blown work, cane work, or when a deep semi-opaque orange is desired. Because it is more saturated, be sure to work in an oxidizing flame to prevent muddying. Due to the fact that it strikes more quickly than NS-006-Orange, NS-006 Dark Orange can be flame struck. 

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Northstar Boro Dark Cobalt 50grm

Northstar Boro Coloured Rod, Dark Cobalt First 

Northstar Boro Lokis Lipstick 50grm

Lokis Lipstick First,

NS-132 Lokis Lipstick is a silver striking colour. It is a close companion to NS-13 Amber Purple but with a little more control of the colour strike. Work NS-132 Lokis Lipstick in an oxidizing flame to achieve the most vivid colour range. It can be struck in the torch or in the kiln. You can achieve colours that look like gold and silver fume as well as deep purples. If reduced enough, it will yield creamy yellows and whites. NS-132 Lokis Lipstick works well in all applications. It is quickly becoming a must in the artist’s palette.

Northstar Boro Canary 50grm

Canary First.   

NS-063 Canary is a bright intense opaque lemon yellow. It is eye catching and is well suited for stringer application, and blown work. It is not terribly sensitive to flame chemistry but stay out of overly reducing flames. Canary however is heat sensitive so it must be worked carefully to prevent boiling. Encasing with clear is another method to shielding the color, but not necessary. Canary can be easily worked on the surface and will not boil or scar if worked carefully in a soft flame. For a nice color effect layer NS-009 Yellow over NS-063 Canary.

Northstar Boro Extra Light Yellow 50grm

Extra Light Yellow First,

NS-034 Extra Light Yellow is a diluted version of NS-009 Yellow. It can be worked in virtually any flame without the colour being affected. It is great for sculpture and as an overlay. By adding Extra Light Yellow over opaque colours a bluish hazy glow is added to the piece. Try it over NS-033 Turbo Cobalt!

Northstar Boro Green Exotic 50grm

Green Exotic First,

NS-027 Green Exotic: The Exotic family contains the most saturated striking colours in the Northstar family. NS-027 Green Exotic can yield a mirror like green metallic finish and if over-reduced a very organic earthy tone as well. To keep the Exotics most vibrant, work them in a super oxidizing environment until you are finished with the piece. Then, turn the flame down and bathe the piece in a super reducing flame for several second to produce the mirror like sheen. Another great effect that is possible with the Exotics is encasement with clear. This group of colours can be stretched out and is great for blown work. If heavily encased, be sure to anneal thoroughly. Exotics are also enhanced by a backing with NS-054 Star White. Be sure to try layering NS-007L over NS-027 Green Exotic.

Northstar Boro Star White 50grm

Star White First,

NS-054 Star White is a creamy fully opaque white. It is an indispensable colour in the palette for all applications. It is great for sculpture, stringers, blown work, and backings for all transparent colours. With several reformulations Star White has been turned into an easy colour to work. It is atmospherically stable meaning it can be worked in any flame without the colour being affected. To prevent any boiling issues, heat NS-054 Star White slowly and gently. Once the colour is glowing it can take a lot of heat. The trick is patience with a soft flame!

Northstar Boro Goldenrod 50grm

Goldenrod First,

NS-084 Goldenrod is a bright, saturated intense opaque dark yellow. It is well suited for stringer application and thin blown work. It is not terribly sensitive to flame chemistry but stay out of overly reducing flames. Goldenrod however is heat sensitive so it must be worked carefully to prevent boiling. Encasing with clear is another method to shielding the colour, but not necessary. Canary can be easily worked on the surface and will not boil or scar if worked carefully in a soft flame. For a nice colour effect layer NS-013 Amber/Purple over NS-084 Goldenrod.

Northstar Boro Silver Sea Weed 50grm

Northstar Boro Coloured Rod, Silver Sea Weed First,

Northstar Boro Blue Green 50grm

Blue Green First,

NS-038 Intense Blue Green is the more saturated version of NS-015 Turquesa. It is a vibrant striking semi opaque blue. When oxidized, Intense Blue Green yields a rich smoky blue strike. When worked in a neutral environment NS-038 produces bright metallic greens. When reduced, this colour produces hazy grey tones. It looks great when cased with clear, and try layering NS-005 over the surface. To make the strike even more vibrant, back NS-038 with NS-054 Star White.