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Old 04-01-2018, 01:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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I purchased a set of the Caster's Choice. This is not a criticism of the vendors, but Caster's Choice lacks a true red in the set.

I use Pearl Ex, too. I liked trying the variety pack after purchasing with a 50% off Michaels coupon.

For Alumilite, I use the Alumilite dye to establish a base color. Then I mix in either the Caster's Choice or Pearl Ex.

For PR, I use "Castin' Craft" dye to establish a base, and either Caster's Choice or Pearl Ex.

Bob, thanks for the reference to Slice of the Moon.
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Has anybody tried the Mixol tints from Woodcraft? I would like to know how they compare to the Alumilite dyes.
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I picked up a bunch of powder from micapowder.com during a 50% off sale and so far I like it.
I also have used transtint dies with good results.

On the powders, I wonder how many places make it? Iíd guess that most brands come from the same producer but donít really know.
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I have only ever used Pearl ex (only using PR until I get a pressure pot set up) and am very happy with it, except the price. I really like the shimmer effect, but would also like to find a good pigment for regular, non-iridescent colors.
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For powdered pigments check the art supply houses. Also Mixol is a liquid pigment.
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I haven't used Mixol tints in Alumilite, only the Alumilite dyes. According to the MSDS sheets, Mixol tints are "in aqueous solution", i.e. water-based. Given that moisture makes urethane resin (such as Alumilite Clear) foam, I'd be disinclined to try it.

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never tried mixol from woodcraft, they are literally about a mile and half from where I live, will have to check it out next time I am the store. Never heard of slice of moon, will have to check out thier website.

I know blicks and jerry's artama carry pearl ex, they have about 20+ colors, have both of them here locally where I live, hobby lobby carries about 6 pearl ex colors, and micheals the 3g 12 pack of colors, usually found in the jewelry section.

Anyone try indian ink with alumilite??
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Anyone try indian ink with alumilite??
India ink is also water based and therefore incompatible with Alumilite resins.
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Anyone try indian ink with alumilite??
India ink is also water based and therefore incompatible with Alumilite resins.
good to know, thanks
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What can I use for good black dye that works with cactus juice.


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