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Tools & Techniques => Polymer Clay Techniques => Topic started by: Sylvia on April 25, 2017, 09:53:32 PM

Title: Cernit Shiny investigation
Post by: Sylvia on April 25, 2017, 09:53:32 PM
So, look what happened when I mixed the gorgeous Shinys with various amounts of Premo Pearl - the four dark colours went very quickly to VERY similar shades of silver!
Title: Re: Cernit Shiny investigation
Post by: Carrie on April 26, 2017, 05:30:44 PM
That's very strange....were you hoping to extend the Shiny, or to give it more depth, or lighten the colours?
I haven't got round to playing with mine yet.....
Title: Re: Cernit Shiny investigation
Post by: Beadbug on May 01, 2017, 12:05:54 AM
Hmmm must try that.
Title: Re: Cernit Shiny investigation
Post by: ejralph on May 12, 2017, 02:30:18 PM
That is odd - but in a way doesn't surprise me.

The darker cernit colours seem to me to be translucent clay just heavily laden with dark coloured mica powders. Even though the package actually claims they are opaque colours - it just seems to me the actual colours are coming from the mica itself rather than added pigments.

So I suppose the Premo pearl is just drowning out the colours in those.

With the brighter blue and green cernit shiny colours, you can see really they are a more traditional pigmented clay with the addition of silvery mica for the sheen.  So they just seem to lighten up quite normally with the addition of more pearl.

I guess the next test is to mix the darker colours with more translucent

What a fascinating experiment though - thank you so much for sharing your results with us. I do love a good test-tile experiment with polymer clay!

Emma