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« on: September 22, 2007 07:25:43 PM »

I have a set of Pearl-Ex powders, but it doesn't have all the colors that I want. There are other sets of Pearl-Ex, but I don't want to buy the whole set for, say, three colors. I've found skin-care grade mica powders for a lot cheaper than Pearl-Ex. Can I use these? Some of them need to be used with oil based soaps or lotions ... if I mix these with a drop of fragrance or mineral oil, will it work? Also, I've found powders to be used in enamelling and glass arts. Are these feasible for polyclay? What about those used to mix into auto paint for detailing (like flames)? I'd just rather not spend money on something that i can't use the way I wanted.

(I've checked a few other threads and couldn't find what I wanted to ...)

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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2007 10:21:13 PM »

Most things that will stick to clay will work.  I used things like cheapo eyeshadow before I bought my Peal-Ex sets.  Actually, I still use them.  Everything has a different effect.  You can't really know for sure what that effect will be until you test it.  The things that you listed should be fine, though.  Basically, if it will survive the oven, it is okay. 

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