craftsforever2004 craftsforever2004
l have mixed it with a little water and sprayed it on my paper - but after it dried, it just wiped off ! What did or didn't I do right? What do I mix it with to spray it on my cardstock for cards or scrapbook items? Thanks, this is my first and only jar of Pearl Ex - I love it - but definately need to learn how to use it! Thanks for the help, Suzy.
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[Deleted User] [Deleted User]
Hi Suzy,

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pigtailpat pigtailpat
If I mix pearl-ex with lumiere - will the lumiere act as a binding medium - so that the pearl-ex won't flake off after drying?? Or, should a little gum arabic be put into that mix so that there is a binding agent?
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Celia Buchanan Celia Buchanan
Hello,
Pearl-ex works well with lumiere though lumiere is opaque and not suitable as a varnish. Lumiere will act as a binder. Don't add gum arabic as well as this is not needed and will not mix well with the acrylic in lumiere.
Celia
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pigtailpat pigtailpat
Thank you for that reply. I am very new to pearl-ex, but it looks so cool. I did pick up some varnish as well, and I'm waiting for it to arrive. If I use the varnish, I assume that too is considered a binding agent, so nothing else needs to be mixed in right?
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