Miniatures From Clay

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mica Powders

I decided to test two different brands, Pearl-Ex and Perfect Pearls, brushing them on a pink raw clay. On the right is PP, for Perfect Pearls, and PX on the left, for Pearl-Ex. After cooking I took this picture, and then used my finger for rubbing off the powder. The Perfect Pearls did rub off, but not as bad as the Pearl-Ex. I then washed the piece, and again, I felt more of the Perfect Pearls stayed on. All of the mica powder products, I've read, need some type of coating to protect them.

The coloring, as you can see, is quite similar. But I felt the coverage was better for these and the other tests I did of Perfect Pearls. But both products are great to use for special effects.

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