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« on: February 14, 2013 05:44:41 PM »

Not sure if this tip has been posted before, but I'll share it.  It works best on small amounts of clay (white in particular).  And small means small, unless you have a lot of makeup that you won't use.

So I am not a make up girl, but growing up I was given it.  I've saved some of it on the rare chance I use it, but other than that it takes up dresser space.  So pull out your eye shadow.  Any color like that will compliment your project.

Anyway take a small amount of white clay and flatten it out.  Then sweep the brush thing that comes with it, or a mini paint brush, over the shadow and paint the surface (as many times as you like).  You'll get a light coating of color as well as glitter.

I've taken very very small pieces (like a small pinch) and have tinted it with the shadow.

You'll want to use gloves because it is messy, or wash and dry your hands between uses.

Enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2013 09:08:36 AM »

You can also use Pan Pastels, pigmeny powder and alcohol ink to color your clay.
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2013 07:06:15 AM »

Good tip with the eye shadow!
I've used a lot of luster dusts and mica powders with polymer clay and I believe all three of these are made with the same elements.
I've used luster dusts as witch make-up to turn my face green. Works like a charm!  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2013 10:19:27 AM »

it is a great way to use up old amke up rather than throwing it out, then you could repurpose the cases, and perhaps decorate them with clay
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2013 07:55:06 AM »

That's an awesome idea! Though I wish they would make the little hinges on those eye shadow cases stronger, dang it!
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2013 11:46:09 AM »

I've used the eyeshadow method, unfortunately, it didn't work so well with mine. xD;
It has glitter in it, so all of the clay I've used it with is now all glitterfied ;n;.
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