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Old 04-05-2011, 02:24 PM   #1  
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Default Using liquid gum arabic with pearl ex

I have seen several recipes for making your own twinkling H2O's with pearl Ex and powdered gum arabic, but none with the liquid gum arabic which is what I have. I can not find the powdered gum arabic in any of the stores I have gone into or gone to online. I know that it is a 3 to 1 ratio with the powder, but I am not to sure if it would be the same with the liquid and the pearl ex. Any help that you can give me would be appreciated. Thanks

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I have both forms of Gum Arabic and use them interchangeably. Both work pretty much the same. The only difference I've noticed is the liquid form tends to add a bit of a 'sheen' to the surface, almost like a satin varnish, so I would use a bit less if I just wanted a matte surface.
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also try adding a little water if the consistency is not right
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Thank you for the information. I really love the looks of the twinkling H2O's, but I want to use up the supplies that I already have on hand before buying the twinkling H2O's.
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jackie, this is the main reason I always preferred Pearl Ex to other forms of mica products. It's so much more versatile! Use as a powder or mix it to a paint. Mix it up with embossing powder, roll it into clay...much more bang for the buck, imo.

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YouTube - ‪How to Make Your Own Twinkling H2O Watercolor Paint‬‏

I just found this and she uses the liquid Gum Arabic. I did a Google search to find her blog but came up with nothing. She mentioned something at the end of her video but I missed it.
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