Mix Pearl Ex into any viscous medium for a metallic/pearlescent effect. Pearl Ex is a safe, inert pigment that exhibits extreme colorfastness and stability, ideal for interior, fashion, fine arts and other archival applications. It can be mixed with gum arabic, artist mediums, oils, acrylics, encaustic, polymer clays, or spread dry on porous surfaces.
Pearl Ex creates a metallic effect without being a real metal.It will never tarnish or fade.The different particle sizes produce different effects, from a smooth pearly luster, to a highly metallic sheen.
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The amount of Pearl Ex powder in each jar will vary by color, as different color formulas have different weights. The following colors contain 0.75oz/21 grams: Sunset Gold, Super Bronze, Silver, Antique Silver, Antique Copper, Antique Bronze, Antique Gold, Aztec Gold, Sparkle Gold, Brilliant Gold, Super Copper, Super Russet, Macropearl, Pearl White, Micropearl, Sky Blue, Mink, Grey Lavender, Reflex Violet, Pink Gold, Salmon Pink, Pumpkin Orange, Carbon Black. All other colors contain 0.5oz/14g powder.
Some Pearl Ex colors will not mix well with gum arabic and water due to added oils in the manufacturing process. These colors are: 641 Pumpkin Orange, 683 Bright Yellow, 684 Flamingo Pink, 685 Spring Green, 686 Turquoise, 688 Misty Lavender, 632 Magenta, 636 Emerald, 650 Macropearl, 657 Sparkle Gold