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    Question Colouring PMC

    Okay, I can't afford to get enamels at the moment but some of the designs I have in mind require that I add colour to my pmc. I've seen it done with polymer clay but are there any other methods?
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    ooo watches this one with interest
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    Mmmmm...so will I!! I've just been wire wrapping hundreds of beads onto some of my chains in a bid to make them look less silver!! (By the way...have a peek in your inbox...)

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    Have you thought of cold enamel or resin? I don't have either but have been told you can easily colour resin with glass paint.
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    LOL - just googling exactly that as you speak, Ceri
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    Really want to get resin, but then, really want to get so much stuff! But on the sick it's virtually impossible to find the money.
    I think Nic's thor pendant used one of the two, looked really effective, I think it's called mixed media in the show off your work section.
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    **Clambers on to tall soap box**
    I wish people would stop calling resin Cold Enamel it's soooo confusing to everyone!
    Resin is soooo much easier than Enamel and it's quite unfair on Enamel artisans to call resin work cold enamel.
    **Clambers off tall soap box**

    Adding Colour to PMC
    1) Add polymer clay
    2) Add resins
    3) Use prisma colour pencils over pale polymer clay and seal
    4) Embed CZ's or other stones
    5) Embed crystalline CZ fragments
    6) Coloured Concrete
    7) Enamel
    8) Mixed metals e.g copper, bronze
    9) use cold connections (eg. rivets) and add fabrics etc
    10) Ceramic Decals

    What do you want to cover first
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    Talking Knew you'd pop up (well hoping!)

    As I have a cupboard full of polymer clay, that's probably where I'll start. My idea is very simple but to work it must be coloured, something which has exercised the brain all night and left me totally knackered. Ain't that always the way.

    I was just looking at resins and how to colour them - that looks doable too.

    oooh _ coloured concrete?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solunar Silver Studio View Post
    (By the way...have a peek in your inbox...)
    Me? Inbox where? or did you mean that for moonie?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MuranoSilver View Post
    **Clambers on to tall soap box**
    I wish people would stop calling resin Cold Enamel it's soooo confusing to everyone!
    Resin is soooo much easier than Enamel and it's quite unfair on Enamel artisans to call resin work cold enamel.
    **Clambers off tall soap box**
    When I went to Art in Action this year, there was a lady who had made gorgeous enamal work.
    After reading so much about 'cold enamels' on this forum, I asked her if she had ever used them. She looked almost offended! Ooops!

    I could tell that none of the work she had on show was done with cold enamels but I was just trying to get her opinion on them!

    She made it quite clear to me by her reaction that there is a BIG difference.

    I agree, calling it resin is MUCH less confusing

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