MEYSPRING mica powders have numerous uses for polymer clay artists. Whether it’s to bring out the pattern after using a texture sheet or to help create faux sheets, our micas pair perfectly with polymer clay.
Here are just a few ideas:
➥ You can brush them onto your raw clay to give a shiny appearance.
➥ You can brush them across a textured sheet of polymer clay to reveal the pattern.
➥ You can use them as a release agent when using texture sheets.
➥ They can be used to increase the shine in products like alcohol inks and gilders paste.
➥ You can add them to water and spray onto a sheet of polymer clay. Spray one color, let it dry and spray another. Alternatively, brush a surface with a MEYSPRING powder pigment and spray with another, or more than one.
➥ You can even mix them into your clay to make some really cool effects from faux polymer clay shell to galaxy effects.
Please keep in mind that most surface applications will need a coat of polymer clay-friendly finish to prevent the powders from gradually rubbing off.
If you are planning to mix the powders into the polymer clay, we recommend translucent or white polymer clay in order to get the best color fidelity. This is the technique we normally use for that.
- Condition your clay and flatten it.
- Brush the desired MEYSPRING mica powder color all over the surface of the clay.
- Knead the clay to incorporate the mica.
- Flatten the clay again and brush on more mica. Keep repeating this process (adding mica and kneading) until you get the desired shade.
The lighter the pigment, the more mica powder you'll need to color the clay using this technique. Darker pigments take just a few applications for the color to show through.
Other crafters like to use the following proportions:
➥1 Block Clay per 1/4 teaspoon Mica
It really depends on the kind of project and the effect you'd like to obtain.
Get creative with MEYSPRING Two Tone Collection - Mica Powder Set and share your results with us on social media.
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