I used to be very fond of mica powders, these are powdered pigments usually formed from mineral mica. They have a metallic sheen and come in dozens of colours. A few different brands exist.
I use pearlex mostly and have had the same three pots for around four years so they do last rather well with average use.
In a local craft shop - Yandles at Martock I found these beauties!
£12 for each packet of powders with a spray bottle and blending brush, bargain! I pretty much just splurged on them.
So, first mica lesson.
Condition your clay, this is rolled out on the thickest setting of my clay machine
Then for this version, trim your sheet and apply the powders
When your powders are fully applied blend :)
Pick your stamp
However, imprint your stamp/texture plate firmly into the mica sheet. It is then ready to use however you want, for the purposes of these three tutorials I trimmed them up into rectangles and cured them.
Part two coming soon :)