Testing Pebeo Fantasy Paints on Souffle Polymer Clay

Pebeo Fantasy Paints - Polymer Clay TutorVideo #604: After 5 months, the Pebeo Prisme & Moon products are showing good compatibility with my test polymer samples.

Topics Covered In This Video:

  • Several months ago I did some test swatches of Pebeo Fantasy Paints on some baked samples of Souffle Polymer Clay to test for compatibility.
  • Pebeo Fantasy paints are a solvent based paint with cool metallic effects.
  • I tested Pebeo Fantasy – Prisme in Marina (blue) and Pebeo Fantasy – Moon in Apricot (orange).
  • Sample sat for 5 months with no issues. So it appears to be safe for applying over polymer clay.
  • When the paint dries, it disperses the metallic particles in unique patterns.
  • The Pebeo Prisme paint pattern is more individual prism dots with a scale type look to it.
  • The Pebeo Moon paint pattern has more of a streaky metallic swirl to it.
  • Paints can be used together for interesting effects.
  • The paints need to be mixed or shacken well before use, to distribute the metallic particles and chemicals.
  • Clean up is with paint thinner such as Low Odor Varsol.
  • I use a bead piercing wire to drop paint onto polymer clay surface.
  • As the paint sits you can watch the reaction happening before your eyes.
  • Air dries in 2 hours. Full cure 10 hours or more.
  • I found these paints at an art store here in Canada called Desarres, but they are available in many locations, including online.

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  1. Dixie Ann, 08 December, 2014

    Hi Cindy, just watched a video on this paint last week and was so impressed with it’s properties and the beautiful designs it created. I didn’t know you needed a paint remover to clean up so thanks so much for that tip. I have been looking into purchasing some of this but right now it’s not in my budget as it is rather an expensive paint. It is on my wishlist though and I am so grateful for your testing it as when I do get it, I will be comfortable knowing it is compatible with PC.

  2. Julia G, 08 December, 2014

    Hi Cindy,
    I love your test lab items ( still loving the blue glasses too)This paint wasn’t even on my radar, so thank you for the introduction.!
    I’d love to see you try out the Czextruder as a demo. It is more expensive than most extruders, but should last forever, and it’d be great to see you put it through its paces. Just a thought. It would also be great to have more detailed tips on the Jool Tool. I’m having some difficulty getting it to do what you do so effortlessly. By the way Everything you do makes me smile????

  3. Cindy Lietz, 15 December, 2014

    Why all the question marks???? LOL Just teasing! You probably just tried to put in an emotion and the text box turned it into some question marks instead. I actually have a Lucy Clay Czextruder on its way for review. You’ll get to see it in the new year. Thanks for your kind comments!

  4. Julia G, 08 December, 2014

    Don’t know why all those question marks happened! When I said what you do makes me smile it wasn’t at all meant to be questionable.

  5. Dixie Ann, 08 December, 2014

    I did a little checking around and Michaels has the Pebeo Fantasy Moon Paints in the Discovery Set of 6 for $24.95 but with a 40% off it would only be $14.97 per set. If you can’t get to a Michaels, Fire Mountain Gems has the set for $19.95 plus shipping. Now I am doing my Happy Dance!!

  6. Lena S, 10 December, 2014

    Great tip Dixie! Thanks!

  7. Cindy Lietz, 15 December, 2014

    Thanks for hunting that deal down Dixie Ann!

  8. Natalie Herbin, 25 February, 2017

    Dixie ?That’s how I got my Pebeo. Fantasy paint but have not used them yet… not sure what I want to use them for… any suggestions

  9. Dixie Ann, 28 February, 2017

    Natalie, one of the ways I used the paints was with the Sutton Technique. using fine point brushes I painted different areas of the piece after baking the clay and letting it cool. I then rebaked for another 30 min. on 225 degrees. It does take a long time to dry after that so I turned a bowl upside down over the piece and let it set for awhile to let it dry throughly. You can see the results on my FB page where I posted a photo of the earrings. Be sure you clean your brushes good with mineral spirits or you can also use an odorless turpentine right away. As with any oil based paint be sure and stir very well before using. Hope this helps and you can show us what you have done.

  10. Connie Ruehrwein, 09 December, 2014

    Hi, Cindy
    I have been wondering about these paints for awhile. They are also available at Hobby Lobby, which has a 40% coupon weekly also. Can’t wait to try them.

  11. Karen S, 10 December, 2014

    Hello Cindy
    Yesterday I was browsing older posts on the blog and I came across your post about a book that you and Doug were putting together on Polymer clay and art therapy. Whatever happened to the project? I’d be very interesting in buying it, working with clay helps me with my stress and anxiety disorder and I’d enjoy reading about others’ experiences. Thanks!


  12. Doug Lietz, 10 December, 2014

    Hi Karen…glad to hear that you discovered that post about our Art Therapy Book Project.

    We definitely still do have that on our list of things to complete. But as is typical with many book projects, they tend to get delegated down on the Totem Pole (so to speak), because of all the more pressing projects which seem to get in the way… like making sure that we continue to get all the videos published on time.

    All that being said, we WILL eventually get it published. Over the years we have gathered so many very passionate stories on the topic. Polymer clay really is an incredible medium for anyone coping with many health issues or stress disorders.

  13. Karen S, 11 December, 2014

    Hi Doug

    Super, I am happy to know that the book is going to be done eventually. I’ll be on the look out here for updates. Thanks!


  14. Hermine R, 11 December, 2014

    Just a little correction on the name of the store it’s Omer Deserres. Thank you!

  15. Cindy Lietz, 15 December, 2014

    Hi Hermine, here on the west coast it only goes by the name Deserres. I am guessing where you are they use the Omer in the name as well. You’re in Quebec right? Isn’t that where the company started out? It is not a very well known store out here. Just 3 stores for the whole province of BC. Luckily there is one in Surrey, very close to the Costco that I shop at every week, so it is easy to check out. The prices are a little cheaper than Michaels for a lot of things (but they don’t have the 40% off coupon) and they have some very interesting products. I do love the store though, it is a beautiful store!

  16. Maureen Houston, 12 December, 2014

    These paints seem very cool. Have you re-baked a piece after the paint dries? What about using on raw clay! Thank you … and Happy Holidays!

  17. Cindy Lietz, 15 December, 2014

    Hi Maureen, no I have not tried it on raw clay yet. Don’t really see the need to since it can be added after the project is finished. Not sure about how the paint will do when heated. Might give off some fumes?

  18. Kate P, 13 June, 2015

    I would love a test lab on this paint in the oven. Sometimes I think a little liquid kato would be a nice addition on it or maybe adding an element to it in clay that would require a curing session after the paint has set.

  19. Karen Woolsey, 04 September, 2016

    No, it cannot be baked. I’m guessing that since it is an oil paint it might be flammable and give off odors when heated. It is not meant to be heated. There is a brand of Pebeo that is for glass which does get heated. But that’s a glass paint and is, I think, water based. Totally different paints, but don’t heat up the oils based Pebeo, it could be a bad thing.

  20. Pauline Purdum, 21 May, 2018

    I made a skin of these paints let completely dry “skin” then peeled off craft sheet. I cut up some pieces, stuck to raw clay and baked, no fumes, no adverse effects, I think I used bake and bond to adhere skin to raw clay base. I am now testing the liquid pebeo applied directly on raw polymer clay. Must wait at least 24 hrs to dry. Then will see how it handles, cures. When paint is wet, it is flammable according to label warnings

  21. Aimee Howard, 12 December, 2014

    Hi Cindy! I started using the Pebeo paints off of Amazon several months ago and love them! I use the cheap disposable eye droppers to drop the paint onto my pieces and then just throw the eye droppers away. No messy clean up. :) Thanks for your great videos!

  22. Cindy Lietz, 15 December, 2014

    Great tip Aimee!

  23. Natalie HERBIN, 08 February, 2015

    Loved the video on Pebeo paint. My question was answered with Maureen’s comment.. Use baked clay…. Does it matter what color clay is used as a background? I’m wondering if using translucent clay would result with showing the effect on both sides of the finished products … Eg a pendant that could swival around?

  24. Cindy Lietz, 11 March, 2015

    Hi Natalie, translucent clay isn’t really all that see-through, unless it is incredibly thin, so I am not sure if it would give the effect that you are thinking it would. But it definitely would be worth trying and seeing what it would look like. I think it could look quite pretty, regardless whether you would see the full effect of the paint on both sides or not.

  25. Marie Lilley, 02 December, 2015

    Pebeo Fantasy Paints on Polymer Clay Test Lab.

    Hi Cindy,

    Still working my way through the many tutorials and test labs. Just watched the above test lab as I have some of the various Pebeo multi media paints including Moon and Prisme and thought your video was great and your samples would make wonderful jewelry. I really enjoy all your videos.

  26. Cindy Lietz, 02 December, 2015

    So happy to hear you are enjoying all that you are learning here Marie! That is cool you already have some of these awesome paints. You’ll be able to make some fine jewelry with it!

  27. Anna Stratton, 23 November, 2016

    I recently found the Pebeo Prisme and Moon paints in the Clearance area at Hobby Lobby; 60 % off regular price. They also have multi packs.

  28. Cindy Lietz, 25 November, 2016

    I bet it was difficult not to buy one of every color… or maybe you did? :)

  29. Mariya Z, 08 February, 2017

    Hello, Some of my Pebeo fantasy paints become much thicker with use. I guess some solvent evaporates when bottle is in use and open. Can you suggest what thinner/diluent can be used to make paints thinner again?Thank you!

  30. Cindy Lietz, 09 February, 2017

    Hi Mariya, I went to their website and found some information on the Pebeo Prism and Moon Paints.

    It says that you can clean your brushes with mineral spirits, so I am guessing that you could thin the paint with it as well, but I would test it with a small amount set to the side rather than putting it right into the bottle, just in case it effects it adversely.

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