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Clear irridescent paint?
« on: November 02, 2017, 09:10:20 PM »
I have a merpony I plan on customizing and I was wondering if there was such a thing as clear irridescent paint?  I'd like to make her silver with a rainbow sheen, like the inside of some seashells. :)
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Re: Clear irridescent paint?
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2017, 09:38:23 PM »
Hi !
Maybe you should look in a nail polish instead of paint. I've found this iridescent top coat :
https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shop/uo-iridescent-top-coat-nail-polish
And a bunch of pearly nail polish as a bonus. =D (Don't listen to the lady, the first ones are more pearly than iridescent)
https://abeautifulmess.com/2015/09/holographic-and-iridescent-nail-polish.html


Well, the problem is maybe the price, but you can customize anything in your house ! And also your nails, of course. Or make a bunch of flutter wings with plastic bottles and the iridescent top coat.  :lol:
Hope it's good for you. Have a nice day ! =)
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Re: Clear irridescent paint?
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2017, 09:51:12 PM »
Hi !
Maybe you should look in a nail polish instead of paint. I've found this iridescent top coat :
https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shop/uo-iridescent-top-coat-nail-polish
And a bunch of pearly nail polish as a bonus. =D (Don't listen to the lady, the first ones are more pearly than iridescent)
https://abeautifulmess.com/2015/09/holographic-and-iridescent-nail-polish.html


Well, the problem is maybe the price, but you can customize anything in your house ! And also your nails, of course. Or make a bunch of flutter wings with plastic bottles and the iridescent top coat.  :lol:
Hope it's good for you. Have a nice day ! =)

Thanks for the suggestions, but I was under the impression that nail polish damaged plastic toys?
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Re: Clear irridescent paint?
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2017, 09:57:09 PM »
I don't think it's that nail polish damages toys, but it doesn't hold up long term at all.

This is what I've been looking at using but I haven't had a chance to try it yet.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001US4S68/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=IJJH8W98JUC5K&colid=2U8RCYAKDQIU7

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Re: Clear irridescent paint?
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2017, 10:12:24 PM »
Thanks. That looks like it could work. Hopefully it'll work on plastic too. :)
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Re: Clear irridescent paint?
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2017, 04:19:25 AM »
Thanks. That looks like it could work. Hopefully it'll work on plastic too. :)
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Re: Clear irridescent paint?
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2017, 05:23:36 PM »
Thanks pyrodarknessy
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Re: Clear irridescent paint?
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2017, 05:34:38 PM »
Hi !
Maybe you should look in a nail polish instead of paint.

Nail Polish is designed for short term use and contains a lot of nasty chemicals you do NOT want to permanently apply to a toy.  It yellows, goes sticky, and may react with other dyes, UV and paints.  Nail polish is a terrible choice for customizing ponies.

Sure it's cheap, but it's definitely no bargain.

There are a number of artist grade paints out there that produce iridescent finishes, but I haven't tried any of them myself except for the purple from this brand: Jo Sonja.  It's subtle but nice.  Not the same kind of iridescence as say, flutter pony wings though.
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Re: Clear irridescent paint?
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2017, 09:43:39 PM »
Nail polish will go nasty over time :(

The Liquitex paint is good stuff :bigups: I've used some of the paints and the pearl finish is nice (I might have to take a look at the iridescent paint ;) )

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Re: Clear irridescent paint?
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2017, 10:35:35 PM »
Hi !
Maybe you should look in a nail polish instead of paint. I've found this iridescent top coat :
https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shop/uo-iridescent-top-coat-nail-polish
And a bunch of pearly nail polish as a bonus. =D (Don't listen to the lady, the first ones are more pearly than iridescent)
https://abeautifulmess.com/2015/09/holographic-and-iridescent-nail-polish.html


Well, the problem is maybe the price, but you can customize anything in your house ! And also your nails, of course. Or make a bunch of flutter wings with plastic bottles and the iridescent top coat.  :lol:
Hope it's good for you. Have a nice day ! =)
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Re: Clear irridescent paint?
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2018, 12:42:01 AM »
I like mixing powdered pigments with clear varnish, but I don't have a rainbow sheen powder. Maybe nail powders mixed with varnish can work? I've been meaning to experiment with nail powder instead of powdered pigments but I haven't gotten around to it yet.

For silver and rainbow you could try something like this
https://www.amazon.com/PrettyDiva-Holographic-Rainbow-Unicorn-Manicure/dp/B01LAV3O6E/ref=sr_1_4_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1515285597&sr=8-4&keywords=rainbow+nail+powder

again, I don't know if it'll work but it's worth a shot?

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Re: Clear irridescent paint?
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2018, 10:54:04 PM »
I finally found what I've been looking for at Michaels! Its pretty inexpensive too. Its called Irridescent Medium by a brand called Artist's Loft.

It gives an irridescent sheen and can be mixed with any paint.
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Re: Clear irridescent paint?
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2018, 12:34:42 PM »
Was about to suggest the artist loft stuff, also have something by Martha Stewart somewhere on my shelves that's similar.

Anyone ever dabble with "Spectraflare" in customs before? Guess it's a powder pigment they put in car paint to give it a holographic rainbow sheen. Have some... somewhere... But been too chicken to play with it. Lol

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Re: Clear irridescent paint?
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2018, 05:44:16 PM »
Was about to suggest the artist loft stuff, also have something by Martha Stewart somewhere on my shelves that's similar.

Anyone ever dabble with "Spectraflare" in customs before? Guess it's a powder pigment they put in car paint to give it a holographic rainbow sheen. Have some... somewhere... But been too chicken to play with it. Lol

That sounds awesome and I love seeing cars like that. They are the coolest.
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