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From: shinojmahe11/15/12 11:16 PM 
To: gilladian  (9 of 16) 
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Well I feel this mica powder is not avail here in india.
Do u have a substitute

Lovingly waiting

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From: gilladian11/16/12 8:14 AM 
To: shinojmahe  (10 of 16) 
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Well, some people use chalks. Ordinary colored craft or artist chalks. The better quality art chalks are more intensely colored, while kids toy chalk tends to be pale and "chalky" :)

Chalk isn't metallic, but it will add color; I like to use it for flower petals and on tiny food to add "baked color" to bread or pastry, and such.

Any intensely colored dyed powder should work.

Otherwise, if you can get eyeshadow, it is about 80% mica powder. Or some art stores sell mica flakes, which you could probably crush and grind in a mortar and pestle or spice grinder. I'm not sure you could color it yourself, though.

I've been able to buy mica powders (for making your own make-up, in theory) from online sources. You might check to see if there is a beauty-supply shop anywhere; they might also carry some or something similar. Or be willing to order it for you.


From: mkirkwag112/1/12 8:22 PM 
To: shinojmahe  (11 of 16) 
 69977.11 in reply to 69977.9 
I think you're right about Pearl Ex not being sold in India, but try doing a search just for mica powder. India is an exporter of mica powders, so I'll bet there's a domestic brand.

From: shinojmahe12/1/12 8:49 PM 
To: mkirkwag1  (12 of 16) 
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Its fantastic.hearty thanks for ur valuable info.

From: gingersblue12/13/12 5:17 PM 
To: shinojmahe  (13 of 16) 
 69977.13 in reply to 69977.9 
I think the colors used in Holi would be very good used with polymer clay. I would imagine you have quite a good supply at certain times of the year, depending on where you are in India. You could use them to mix with the clay or you could brush or rub them on the surface.

Also, a completely different thing you might want to experiment with is mixing in spices to create color and add texture to polymer clay. I'm thinking that turmeric (haldi) would be particularly nice, if such a use is allowed, of course. You can see an example here:

Good luck!


From: shinojmahe12/13/12 9:15 PM 
To: gingersblue  (14 of 16) 
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fantastic. i too will try in some times.
thanking you very much for providing latest.

well after curing, how do i get a stiff output?? now the pendents which i made out of pc, seems little bit flexible.

and pls suggest me some polish which is avail in india :)



From: gingersblue12/13/12 9:53 PM 
To: shinojmahe  (15 of 16) 
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Polymer clay is flexible. It's supposed to be. Assuming you've cured it properly, there's really nothing you can do to make it more stiff.


From: shinojmahe12/13/12 10:15 PM 
To: gingersblue  (16 of 16) 
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good to hear

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