Another article I have been wanting to get done for the magazine for a while is one on the special-effects Pebeo paints that we’ve seen around on polymer art jewelry. I actually met the Pebeo folks at the National American Materials Trade Association show in Denver earlier this year, and they pointed me to Kira Slye as their polymer related designer. Kira graciously agreed to do an article showing several of their special effects paints and how to use them. The only problem was … there wasn’t enough room to show a wide variety of the effects or even all the paints Kira wanted to showcase.
So, here is a bit more on the possibilities that some Pebeo paints can accomplish. These are beads created by Elsie Smith using, I believe, just the Pebeo Prisme paints, which create a cellular look as it dries. Some of these might also employ the Pebeo Moon paint, which has an iridescent and swirly finished look. Kira also showed us the Vitrail which was created to emulate stained glass on clear surfaces like glass itself, but you can see people using it on polymer, especially with foil and metallic powders. This line just really has a lot of possibilities.
Read the article to get an idea of the potential including things like paint skins that can be applied to polymer. And jump on over to Elsie’s Flickr photostream, which is just chock full of examples of how Pebeo Prisme can be applied and mixed.
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