More Chat About Using Scrapbooking Supplies for Clay Bead and Jewelry Making Projects:
A couple of days ago, I wrote about how scrapbook supply items such as powdered pigments and alcohol inks can be used for making polymer clay beads. As mentioned in that article, Using Alcohol Ink With Polymer Clay, I received some new craft supplies as Christmas presents this year (go figure). One of those gifts was a 12 color set of Jacquard Products, Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments.
This set is absolutely gorgeous! The mica powders just sparkle and there is a wonderful wide range of colors. Along with the metallics like copper, silver and gold, there are lots of blues, greens, pinks and purples to make the set very versatile!
Pearl Ex can be dusted or rubbed onto raw polymer clay with either your finger or a fluffy paintbrush. A small makeup brush used for powders is also a good choice since the powder is loose and very fine.
Powdered pigments like these can also be added to liquid clays, polymer clay compatible lacquers and future floor finish.
They can also be worked into solid clays like translucent. As well, they can be added to metallic clays to boost the mica content for techniques such as Mica Shift.
Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments are often used in polymer clay techniques such as rubber stamping. faux ceramic beads, faux enamel beads, and faux raku beads. BTW: I am currently working on a faux raku bead technique that is different from any other raku technique I have seen out there, so you can look forward to that!
If you are looking for a new craft supply to add to your studio that will help you to make lots of really cool looking polymer clay beads, think about purchasing some Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments . This product will definitely bring a little sparkle to your jewelry projects.