Raven, 9749 was released in early 2004 as a deeper opaque black then our earlier releases. As artists continue to push the envelope, we respond by filling the void. This is a saturated green, violet and blue. (We will have to saturate the red as well on the next black we release!). For a saturated black, this is a surprisingly easy color to melt and shape.
Working Tip: Work in neutral flame. If you flash heat in a reducing flame as you finish the project you can produce a look similar to the sheen of a raven's wing.
Artist Description by Mike Shelbo
This super saturated opaque black is the answer to your need for thin stringer work and dense overlays that need to be black when blown out thin. It handles nice and smooth, also a bit stiffer than some other opaques but not by much. Raven can not be worked in heavy reduction for long periods of time without encasement. When used in a neutral flame in the correct region of the flame, this color will respond well and leave you with a beautiful finish. Treat Raven as you would other Glass Alchemy Crayon colors and you will get clean results.
Great for backing marbles, deep encasement, inside out work, and stuff and puff techniques. I like using Raven with so many other Glass Alchemy colors, but a few of my favorite combos are with Kryptonite for encalmo work, and Blue Passion over top for surface design.