How to Use Jacquard Pearl Ex pigments to Add Extra Shine and Glitter to Many Holiday Art Projects: Weekly Staff Pick!
Each week, our art staff picks an art supply to talk about, letting you know what the product does, why you'd want to have it in your supplies and what to think about when you purchase it. If you're curious to learn more about any art supply or product. Let us know by sending us an email at this link. We'll be sure to do a feature on it.
This week, our art staff pick is: JACQUARD PEARL EX PIGMENTS!
What can you do with it, and how does it stand out?
These metallic and iridescent powder pigments are very versatile and can be used in a number of different ways. Add them to your paint colors, or to clear acrylic mediums. Use them to glitterify your block prints, stamps or watercolors... They are only $2.99 per jar and come in a large variety of colors, as well as interference colors.
Any tips or techniques for using it? Likes/ dislikes?
One of the ways that I use these pigments the most is by incorporating them into my encaustic wax paintings. Once the wax is mostly hardened but still warm, I buff on the pigments over the top of the wax to create a metallic finish. Another way I use it, is by buffing it onto my wax surface and then going over it with a shellac burn, which will create a lovely metallic cell-pour sort of finish.
Do we stock it regularly, or is it a special find?
Yes. You can buy it on our website at the link below or you can request it in a curbside order.
Link to buy it on our art supply site:
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