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General Category => General Polymer Clay Questions => Topic started by: FranOnTheEdge on September 23, 2016, 04:22:06 PM

Title: Pearl-Ex and Paint?
Post by: FranOnTheEdge on September 23, 2016, 04:22:06 PM
If I was to dust raw clay with Pearl-Ex, then bake it and THEN change my mind and want to paint it with Swellegant metal paint and add patina - could I still do that?
I'm just wondering.
Title: Re: Pearl-Ex and Paint?
Post by: MilleD on September 23, 2016, 04:47:41 PM
Have you been saving all your questions up?  :)

The only problem I could maybe see with this is that the paint could adhere to the pearl-ex rather than the clay possibly?

As with most things polymer, give it a test :)
Title: Re: Pearl-Ex and Paint?
Post by: ejralph on September 23, 2016, 05:34:21 PM
I'd be inclined to lightly sand over the powdered surface if possible. Or at the very least wipe over it with meths or some other alcohol. That way the paint has a better chance of grabbing on

Emma
Title: Re: Pearl-Ex and Paint?
Post by: FranOnTheEdge on September 24, 2016, 09:51:21 AM
Yes, the adhesion of paint to the powder was what I was thinking of.
Claire, yes I must have been saving them up, mustn't I?
Emma, no meths, but I could certainly try with alcohol, got loads of that. Thanks.
And yes I must do a test before trying it on my current project. I know I am inclined to leap first and then look back up at the precipice as I lie dying below. Lol.