Lumiere Luster – Phoenix Opal Super Flake (High Temp) by JetAge Studio are specialty colour shifting, heat resistant metal oxide powders and flakes that work glittery magic in lamp worked glass, polymer clay and a multitude of other mediums. They are solvent resistant and rated to resist heat up to about 760oC (1400oF). Don’t expect the expected! Instead, be surprised by the beautiful variability! Similar to Dichroic Extract powder, they shift colour and throw off a lot of shine. The larger particle sizes create a beautiful sparkle that you can’t get from mica’s, and give quite a different effect from powdered extract. They’re also a great cost effective alternative to dichroic coatings and are more heat tolerant than regular powdered mica’s. The flakes are extremely lightweight. Use sparingly – a little goes a very long way. Containers are filled by volume and contain 5 grams/5ml each.
Polymer Clay Instructions:
Lumiere Lusters™ are incredibly versatile and because they’re heat resistant, work exceptionally well with polymer clays, adding intense colour and shimmer to pieces.
Simply drop the flakes on with tweezers or rub the powders or flakes onto the surface of raw clay before baking. You can also add these powders to resin projects or transparent paint mediums.
Although they adhere very well to clay, a protective coating (eg transparent liquid clay, Pearl Ex Varnish, Sculpey or Fimo Glaze etc) for items that will be handled a lot may be required. Seal with resin or Magic Glos to add a glass like appearance to finished objects.
Lamp work Instructions:
For lamp working: Simply take a small amount of powder or flake out of the container and place on a heat resistant surface. Roll molten glass over the flakes/powders and encase, avoiding direct exposure of the flakes to the flame. Lumiere Lusters™ create holographic shimmer under encasement, or sparkly colour shifting intense colour when left on the surface of your beads. Roll molten glass into the flakes or powders, shape, then garage as usual. Like mica’s, some flake will brush off after cooling, but the particles that stick will leave a colour shifting glimmer.
A face mask is recommended when using the Lusters as they are extremely light and float in the air.
This product is filled by VOLUME not actual weight. You may get more or less depending on colour/type of product. The flakes are extremely lightweight, bulky and fragile, and each colour actually weighs differently. To manage the integrity of the brand, they simply fill each jar up to the top in jar.