Colour Passion Pigments, Pastes, Tints, Glitters & Glitter Glass, from ArtWorks Resin Canada.
Colour Passion Pigment Paste. High quality truly intense Epoxy Pigment paste colourants especially formulated for use in epoxy resin. Colour Passion pigments are generally opaque, but when used in a smaller amount they can generate different levels of transparency. Use smaller amounts to build up to your desired tint. Start with 1-3% ratio of colourant to resin. For solid opaque it may need closer to 6%+ ratio to resin. If adding more is needed, keep in mind the general rule of thumb with adding colourants to epoxy resins, is not to exceed 10% ratio of colourant to resin ratio.
The base cell white paste, can be used as a basic white, then if desired, other colours can be *manipulated over top of it to help achieve cells.
The top cell white paste, can be used as a basic white, but if desired it also helps to get lacing and cells on top of your work when *manipulated over other colours.
*Manipulated, can mean using a heat gun or blow dryer, or swiping method (palette knife, paper, silicone spatula or other tools), to move colours gently over each other, followed again by light torching, or heat gun. It may take a bit of practice, but these epoxy pastes lace/cell quite easily once you have some practice. Be aware thinner (lower viscosity) resins, may not hold/keep the cell/lacing in place though. Sometimes a thicker viscosity resin is more suited to achieving and keeping the lacing/cells in place once achieved.
Allow pastes to settle prior to opening the jar as contents maybe on the interior of the lid and always stir prior to use.
*Note: Please be aware Colour Passion products are packaged by weight not volume. Due to the various density of various pigments some containers may look fuller than others.
Colour Passion mica fine Pigment Powders are for Resin Art. Create your own distinctive colour by mixing different Pigment Powders. Make your Art pop with our fantastic range of solid pigment powders. Our mica fine powders are for colouring your resin. Use a small amount and build up the colour to your liking (remember not to exceed the 10% colourant to resin ratio mentioned in our resin information section). From translucent to a solid opaque colour the colour options are endless. Try and mix powders from others in our collection to create your own distinctive colour result for your Resin Art Works. Pigments come in wide mouth jars to make accessing your pigments even easier. However, be very careful & cautious upon opening as fine micas are so fine, & do float in air easily..
Colour Passion Platinum PIgment Powders brings the luxury to your resin art work. Our platinum range comes in metallic and high grade max sparkle pigments. Create that lush lacing we all desire with our stunning Gold & Silver Platinum powders, that also add that extra bling to your art. Our Platinum max sparkle gives the ultimate sparkle and bling. Our Platinum range comes in our signature test tube for easy access.
Colour Passion Sparkle Pigment Powder gives that bling bling effect to your masterpiece. Our sparkle range of fine pigments adds the amazing sparkly effects in your work especially with light reflecting on your piece.
The Colour Passion Sparkle Fluro Pigments are perfect for delicate pieces and extra bling and zing.
Colour Passion Metal Series Powders Create the sense of luxury by adding our gorgeous range of metals powders in your resin art creations. You can use our metal powders in many ways from mixing straight into your resin, pouring it onto your art work to add lines or create cells. Or for a different effect floating it on top of your work. If floating it on top of your piece, you may need a flood coat afterwards if it's for a functional surface.
Colour Passion Interference Powders. Interference colours produce different colours depending on the way the light strikes it, and shows different colours when viewed from different angles (one colour reflects and the other colour transmits). Technically, all opalescent or iridescent colours are created by interference. Colour Passions Interference colours are white based powders that produce a sheen of whatever the colour name is. When applied over white or lighter surfaces, the Interference colour is less obvious, and it's "flip" effect over dark colours is more obvious. If you put Interference Gold on white clay, the piece seems to have no colour at all over light or white backgrounds, but you'll see a gold sheen when it's turned beneath the light. Interference Red powder appears white on light coloured backgrounds, but when used on dark or black you'll see the red sheen much more. When they're applied very thinly over dark colours, they don't show the whiteness you see in the jar, just the reflective colour and they come alive.
Colour Passion Change Sparkles Powders work the same way as the interference powders, in that they change so you can see them more over dark colours, but with a beautiful sparkle instead of an interference opalescent type colour change.
Colour Passion Resin Tints Can be used with all types of clear resins to achieve beautiful transparent colours. Create amazing appearance of 3d depth in your works with transparent layers, plus gorgeous effects when used on your art.
Colour Passion Glitters are the perfect addition to your art pieces by adding that extra sparkle. These glitters are for decoration in your artwork by creating lines as you would see in geode inspired works, but they do not colour resin. Works beautifully for wall art, cheeseboards and even in your castings. Glitter comes in Colour Passions signature test tube. When working with glitters, since they are not colourants changing the colour of the epoxy resin, you can break the general rule of adding more then 10% glitter to resin ratio to get the desired thickness needed for each application.
*Note: Colourants are packed by weight (not volume), and some pigment colours that are heavier in weight also cost more per gram, so you will notice different volumes (due to difference in pigment weights/costs) in same size packaging. Due to monitor/screen differences, colours may appear slightly different.
*Important: As mentioned above the general rule of thumb is to start with about 3% colourant ratio to resin, and only add more if needed, (you can check opacity on your stir stick), but never exceeding 10% colourant to resin ratio. Glitters are the exception to that ratio rule, since they don't colour the resin. Note, adding anything in to epoxy resin, does effect the pot life (work time) of epoxy resins. However, just keep watch on any & all cups it's mixed in, if it's starting to warm up, it needs to be used ASAP. If it's not used quickly, and an uncontrolled exothermic reaction has begun in the cup, it will overheat and get extremely hot in your cup. When this occurs the resin will quickly yellow from burning, and will no longer be able to be used. Epoxy resin heating out of control can foam, smoke, give off dangerous vapors and generate enough heat to melt it's container or cause nearby items to catch fire. If this occurs, , safely remove the overheating cup on to a fire-proof surface (a metal tray or concrete) outdoors. Once cooled, you can dispose of it. To avoid this issue, it is always advised to get your mixed resin on to the substrate as soon as possible. When it's applied in a thin film (or topcoat), it does not build heat, so the temperature through the thickness of epoxy stays close to the ambient temperature of the room.
*Safety Note: Please be careful not to breath in dust particles. Always wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment when working with resin, pigments & glitters and numerous art type supplies.
*Keep out of reach of children & pets.
Tip: Powders & pastes shift during shipping. Opening fine powders/glitters with a moistened paper towel (wet wipe, baby wipe or alcohol wipe), helps contain & prevent some of the dust going into the air & all over your hands upon opening. Open over protected surface in case loose powder drops during opening.
Refunds & Returns:Please choose carefully as we do not provide refunds or exchanges for change of mind, or misuse, or misunderstanding of use. Shipping fees on returnable items are at the purchasers expense.If requesting a refund, please email us within 7 days of receiving product, through our contact page, stating your order number, and the reason for the request to refund.
Mica and Pigment Powders, and glitters have no expiry date, they last forever if stored correctly. Lid secured well, and dry dark storage.
Epoxy Pastes we generally recommend using up within a few years of opening, however they often last much longer. Keep lids secured well after use, and store in dry dark storage.
Resin tints generally have no expiration date, although we recommend using within five years of opening, however they may last much longer. Keep lids secured well after use and store in dry dark storage.