Originally Posted by H2O_Baby
... They are supposedly pure pigments with mica in them so I would think you could add any good transparent medium and make paint or ink.
That's what I've done to color or decorate paste paper -- you can mix them with thinned down colored acrylics to add sheen. I've heard of them being mixed into wax for encaustic painting, although I've never done that myself. It's also heavily used in paper crafting to make background papers (http://theartfulmama.blogspot.com/20...ses-brown.html
) or highlight stamped or stenciled images.
You can lightly brush them across any surface and at least some will stick, so if you have a slightly tacky area in a painting or ink that's not quite dry, you could dust some on, let the ink dry, then brush the excess away. I use it a lot this way with rubber stamp ink when I make cards. It's wonderful on the surface of raw clay or polymer clay, although it has to be sealed to remain there.
See the projects list on this page: http://www.jacquardproducts.com/products/pearlex/
Warning: This stuff gets everywhere! It's like working with glitter...
A little goes a very long way. You can use it on your face if you're going out for a fancy evening event, too, y'know?
If you decide they just don't do it for you, sell them in the Swap Shop here -- they're very pricey in the stores, so I'm sure you can get a nice price for them.