Primary Elements Polished Pigments
Are created with pure color no fillers, we have added the
sparkle (polish) of mica powder thus the name of the dry powder
is called Polished Pigments TM. Available in 24 colors September
Primary Elements Simple Solutions
Mix the intense colors of the "Polished Pigments" with one of
the three Simple Solutions TM you have discovered Primary
Elements TM, the ultimate multi-surface coloring system. Use
Simple Solution #1 on Glass or Fabric, or use Simple Solution #2
on paper plastic or walls, or try Simple Solution # 3 and paint
your favorite wood or clay project.
Primary Elements Polished Pigments "Old world Charm with New
Imagine the old days when artists like Leonardo da Vinci ground
their own pigments to make their own oil paint. LuminArte has
ground pure color added the polish (sparkle/pearl of mica
powder). These are very INTENSE colors that sparkle like little
they look like mini pearls in the bottle Polished Pigments these
are so concentrated a little goes a long way
Primary Elements Simple Solutions "Water soluble Acrylic
systems made for multiple surfaces"
#1 soft solution: Made for fabric leather and glass **Heat set
#2 medium solution: Made for paper, walls and plastic. TRY it on
#3 firm solution: Made for wood, polymer clay *YES! Bake the
polymer clay the Polished Pigments and Simple Solutions! **
DIRECTIONS: This is what we know so farů.
1. Pull out with a paintbrush, tiny spoon or pour carefully a
few grains of the Primary Elements Polished Pigments (PEPP) in
your favorite mixing tray, or surface. It will dry on a CD;
Plastic bags (baggies) work well as a mixing surface.
2. NEXT: Pour a drop or two of Primary Elements Simple Solutions
(PES#1 # 2 or #3) into the Polished Pigments. Mix to the
consistency you like. If you must measure 1 part PEPP to two
parts PES#1, 2 or 3 will make rich color. Adding a drop or two
of more solution will make the color more sheer (if the color is
3. Primary Elements unique " Clarity of the Color" (no fillers)
creates a coloring system ranging from semi-translucent to
translucent depending on how much color and solution you use!
4. To soften the intensity of the color (make a pastel or
lighter color) or shimmer it up even more, add more of your
favorite mica products @ Pearl Ex, or Powdered Pearls. Mix to
your hearts content adds a few drops of the Simple Solution of
5. Mix Polished Pigments with Gum Arabic and not the Simple
Solutions for a different look (a small bottle of Gum Arabic has
been included) 1 part gum Arabic to 3 parts color mix in a
little water (distilled if available)
*** FYI**** Perfect Pearls has an added binder, so if you mix
Polished Pigments with Perfect Pearls and mix in a little
additional Gum Arabic and water GREAT! DO NOT MIX Perfect Pearls
with the Simple Solutions unfortunately the binder in the
Perfect Pearls with make little gumballs in the Simple
7. This is concentrated color and it will stain your hands,
Ivory Soap, Scrubs in a Tub will work well to clean hands.
8. Work over a surface that if some falls it does not stain the
9. A little bit goes a long way so mix small portions at a time.
10. If it dries up reconstitute by sprinkling a few drops of the
solutions in and play again!
11. When done wet a little bit with the solutions, turn over on
card stock and make background paper with the left over colors.
Don't waste a precious drop!
12. When finished with stamp, wash immediately. A tray with wet
paper towels is handy to put stamp in when done.
13. Wash brushes immediately after use.
14. New discovery 9/5/02
Glossy cardstock, does not work well with the #2 solution, as
its coating really is not like regular paper, nor is it really
"plastic" we have had better luck with the #3 solution on glossy
Simple Solutions #1 Notes on Fabric
Pre- the fabric this washes the sizing out, DO NOT USE FABRIC
SOFTENER. This will make the paint adhere better and wear better
in washing if necessary.
The softer the Fabric, the softer the final feel (hand) of the
Fabric Stamping: coat the stamp well with the color, stamp, and
hold down (hold for 20-30 seconds) This allows the fabric absorb
Watch the colors change as the Primary Elements begins to dry.
Heat set with an iron on the opposite side. Some like to heat
set by putting in a clothes dryer 10-20 minutes.
Some color (a wee bit) will wash out in the first washing for
best results hand wash in cold water. Color will always hold
well on fabric if the painted piece is never washed.
Quilted wall art or Doll Clothes are beautiful and brilliant, as
the fabric is never washed
If you wash in machine, inside I out in lingerie bag would
protect it the best. Cool water.
Simple Solutions # 2 Notes on Paper/ Plastic/ Walls
Painted on Colored card stock (Kelly green was the sample) it
look almost like a foil.
It painted well on KrystalKraft (Sunday International)
Plexiglas. The colors just popped.
We painted a design on the wall of the lab, The Clarity of the
colors is so pretty you can see, the mica suspended in the
A 3D piece 6 " X 8 " Purchased at Michaels, looks like molded
drywall, very light, Made by Duncan Enterprises. This is just
stunning I painted two pieces, a cluster of grapes and a
sunflower! I need to buy more of these little babies!
Simple Solutions # 3 Notes on Wood
One part Polished Pigments combined with two parts Simple
Solutions produces a very rich color; you may want to add more
color or solution depending on your taste.
"Bass" wood is the type of wood we tested at the hobby shows.
The Clarity of color is so beautiful on the wood; we could see
the grain of the wood.
When a stamped design of different colors was used we could see
all 3 colors over and under the other colors.
The Simple Solution # 3 is such a high quality no we saw no
"wood-graining". This Means the grain in the wood did not swell
as some hobby paints on the market might.
We did not seal the final surface. (Tell what happens when you