Hi Diane! Thanks for the welcome and the compliment....and yes, am having too much fun
I use rub'n buff a bit but mostly mica powders. An adding the powders is my final step before baking, so all assembly/texturing is done first. I am sure applying them before hand would be a mess as far as how getting the pieces to adhere to each other, all the surfaces would then have to be cleaned free of mica because it does go everywhere lol I use brushes sometimes, fingers sometimes, and sometimes makeup applicators, if it get's somewhere you really don't want it, alcohol will clean it right off. I like to use makeup applicators for the rubnbuff, but that's after baking for me.
I just think polymer clay is amazing stuff.
I will come back and post pics at a later date, I know I am the same way about having to click links.