they are still very pale, I had forgotten that Koh-I-Noor does go much paler when dry. I'm going to live with it though as there will be more put on later.
Below you can see one of the papers that I tore up and stuck back together mixing up the colours. I used Golden Matt Medium to stick the papers down and couldn't wait for it to dry before taking the photo, hence the slight sheen which will disappear as it dries. I like matt medium as it combines the papers without curled up edges
I made another very large bead and completed my first necklace. It's not that spectacular as they are all my practice beads. I'm now working on another one and I'll be a bit more careful about the bead placing. More to come later.