Jacquard Pearl Ex mica powders create a metallic look without being metal and they won’t fade or tarnish. These fine powders may be incorporated into any viscous medium such as varnish, glue or acrylic paint to produce a very high lustre and iridescence or they can be applied dry and then sealed or dusted on top of a tacky surface, such as unbaked polymer clay. The particle size is so small (6 to 50 microns) that the powder can be used in silk screen printing (colours 652 Macropearl and 657 Sparkle Gold) are not suitable for screen printing.
Also Pearl Ex can be combined with Jacquard Colourless Extender, Gum Arabic or Ormoline Metallic Paint Medium to create liquid metal to paint on most surfaces or, as the powder has a high heat resistance, it can be brushed onto the tacky surface of polymer clay and then baked.
Download PDF to find out more about how to use Jacquard Pearl Ex or check out this colour chart from The Blue Bottle Tree (an excellent website which demonstrates polymer clay techniques) showing a comparison of how the colours perform on both white and black backgrounds.