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Old 04-02-2018, 10:13 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Ooops ! .... sorry for duplication. Did not notice we were at the page-bottom with your post.
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Old 04-02-2018, 10:17 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Interesting question .... because I am also in BC and wondering how you get your Cactus Juice.

Do you buy local ? . If so, where ?

If you import, is that difficult with respect to the fact that it is a liquid and with respect to it having to be OK'd by CBSA (Canada Customs) ?


Oh, also interested in your work with alumilite and stabilized roots. Would appreciate more info please ... do you sell ? ... send me a PM when you can.
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Old 04-16-2018, 04:58 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I would also submit that you can go to amazon and look for "mica powder" and get some good starter packs there.

For 15 bucks you can get 36 colors, each one about 5 grams which I have yet to run out of...and I've done River tables using the colorant!

It is probably not as good as pearl ex, but it seems to work fine and give pretty good sparkle and color. The key is to get very finely ground powders... you do NOT want ones that look like glitter. They are kinda cheapo looking and will tend to be too transparent.
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Old 04-16-2018, 05:35 PM   #24 (permalink)
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It helps if you use both dyes and mica peals together. The dyes will give a nice base color while Adding pearl Ex or mica pearls to it will give a deeper color and shimmer and will give the pearl ex shimmer something to work with, showing more character, especially in a single color pour. It’s hard to describe but you will see a difference.
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