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I recently discovered that some mica powders (e.g. Perfect Pearls) have an added resin which means they do not need to be varnished to seal. WOOT! I love the shimmer, but I have been avoiding using them because I find varnishing such a hassle – all that washing brushes and waiting for it to dry…
Since then I haven’t been able to stop myself adding pearlescent powder just about everything.
Yes, I only have one colour of mica powder at the moment, but I have ordered a few more… so watch this space for more pearls of polymer clay.
In other news, I have received my Art Charms 🙂 but you will need to wait till after the reveal on 14th November 2014 to see my treasures as I want to include some of the artists’ inspiration.
I have a few pots of Perfect Pearls now and I’m also addicted, they look fab too under liquid polymer clay mixed with alcohol inks as the shimmer still comes through. But I still find after baking on beads I need to varnish, maybe I’m putting too much on? Linda x
Great idea to use the liquid clay and ink. I’m hoping the shimmer won’t rub off (I’ve given then a little scratch with my nails) – I suppose time will tell.