Sounds like you did everything right Smokey and your explanation makes sense. I couldn't tell from the photo that you worked with translucent, I was thinking white clay which made the photo color shift look more dramatic then it probably was.Thanks Paul, actually I think that what you are seeing is the red showing through the translucent. I did however get just the slightest amount of red in there too but not as much as appears in the photo. I did wash my hands twice before going from working the red to the translucent and still got a touch of pink. Might have to go the handwipe route next time I work with the red. Another thing I just thought of; work the light/other color first and the red last. That should help, I would think.