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Old 06-14-2007, 12:56 PM
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Just bought some mica powder at Springfield and just love them - what do some of you do with them, mix them with etc. I have just versamarked then dipped a brush in the powder and played - beautiful!!!!
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Old 06-14-2007, 01:29 PM
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I think you can mix them with something like mineral oil to make a paint (like radiant pearls). I may be wrong about the mineral oil though...I can't remember what people use.
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Old 06-14-2007, 05:07 PM
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I've read about mixing mica powders with gum arabic (available at art supply stores) & water to make a paint, but haven't tried it.

It does say on the back of the Perfect Pearls packages that the gum arabic is already in their powders, so just add a bit of powder to water in a paint tray to make paint, but I haven't tried that yet either. I don't know if other brands of mica powder come with the binder already mixed in, so if the package doesn't say it does, it probably doesn't.

I do know you can mix a bit of powder with Lumiere' white pearlescent paint to get a shimmery Radient Pearls like paint & other white paints may work too.

This is one of those experiment & have fun moments!
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Old 06-14-2007, 05:38 PM
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Thanks Jenna...I knew someone would know more about it than me!
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You are most welcome! #8)
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Old 06-15-2007, 10:51 AM
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Perfect pearls (with gum arabic) has some nice
online videos to show you some techniques.

http://www.juliaandrus.com/videos

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Old 06-18-2007, 11:58 AM
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Lindy's Stamp Gang, www.lindystampgang.com, also has mica powders
and cards in their gallery to show various techniques.
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:15 AM
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I've mixed Pearl-Ex with a travel sized pump hair spray for a beautiful spray. The hair spray acts as the binder.
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:36 PM
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Becky, Doesn't the nozzle clog? How do you keep it from doing that?
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