Jacquard Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments
Individual Pots, 12 Pot Sets
Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments from Jacquard is their most versatile product lines. Pearl Ex is a very fine mica laced pigment which can be applied in thin layers to create smooth metallic coatings to most surfaces! The variety of finishes Pearl Ex can produce is nearly endless, from metallic sheens to pearlescent shimmers to all manner of faux finishes.
Pearl Ex pigments are dry, with a neutral pH, so they last for years and only small amounts are needed for most products. Pearl Ex can be added with almost any color of craft, acrylic or watercolor paint to create a metallic sheen.
Pearl Ex pigments are colorfast, temperature resistant, weather resistant and non-tarnishing, therefore ideal for archival applications.
- Available in 40 colors which can be purchased individually in 3 gram pots or in conveniently packaged sets. Sets are available in 3 different series of 12-Color Sets or a 32 Color Set.
Pearl Ex creates a metallic look without being a metal. The particles are flat platelets with two surfaces, therefore it lays down beautifully like a thin coating of metal. The different particle sizes produce different looks from a fine, smooth, pearly luster to a highly metallic sheen.
Pearl Ex pigments are dry, with a neutral pH, so they last for years and only small amounts are needed for most products. Pearl Ex can be added with almost any color of craft, acrylic or watercolor paint to create a metallic sheen. Pearl Ex pigments are colorfast, temperature resistant, weather resistant and non-tarnishing, therefore ideal for archival applications.
Available in 40 colors which can be purchased individually or in conveniently packaged sets. The sets are available in a choice of 3 different series of 12-Color Sets or a 32 Color Set.
NOTE: Be sure to mix thoroughly into whichever medium you want to use for consistent coverage. Keep in mind that this product is a fine powder, so mix it away from your workspace or risk transferring metallic color everywhere.
Instructions for use:
Pearl Ex is extremely easy to use. Its incredible flexibility lends itself to a vast array of techniques. Your biggest problem may be deciding which technique to use. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Mix Pearl Ex with a clear embossing powder for rubber stamp embossing. Pearl Ex in itself is not an embossing powder.
- Interference colors work best over dark surfaces.
- Mix 4 parts Pearl Ex to 1 part Gum Arabic and add water to desired consistency for a watercolor paint. If mixing in a plastic well palette, this mixture can dry out and become reconstituted with water.
- Dust Pearl Ex Powders onto shrink plastic before shrinking. The powder will become embedded in the surface when the plastic shrinks.
- Dust a polymer clay rubber mold with Pearl Ex before pressing in the clay. This is a great way to color the clay. It also makes the clay easier to release from the mold.
- Mix Pearl Ex with the Jacquard Textile Colors Colorless Extender for use on fabrics. Heat set as directed on bottle.
- Mix Pearl Ex with any clear medium to use over any surface. For example, you can mix Pearl Ex with a varnish, acrylic or solvent-based, as a coating over clay, wood, or paper.
- Dust Pearl Ex onto any surface and then seal with a spray lacquer. Spray the lacquer out over the surface and let the mist fall onto the surface rather than spraying the lacquer at the surface. This will give you a more even coat of lacquer without spray marks as well as preventing the spray from blowing off the Pearl Ex.
- Knead dry Pearl Ex powder into polymer clay to color it.
- Pearl Ex can be mixed into glycerin soaps in soap making and wax for candle making
- Pearl Ex can be mixed into a medium and airbrushed. Some testing will be necessary to ensure that the particle size will fit through the airbrush opening