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Get Your Holiday Shimmer On

Have you made some awesome pieces for the holiday season but you'd like to step them up a notch? Well, Duncan Ultra Metallic Acrylics are the perfect way to get your holiday shimmer on!

They are amazingly bright and shimmery and will add that special touch to your already beautiful pieces!

First let's talk about the paints themselves...

  • Water based acrylic
  • Non-tarnishing
  • Mix well with other water-based acrylic paints
  • Add a beautiful shimmer and shine to any of your already glazed pieces
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean up
  • Very durable and versitile

Now, let's talk about some ways to use them...

So you've made one of the coil trees from our previous blog post, "Coil Trees for Christmas or All Year Round", and you want to spice it up a little. Why not add some of the metallic acrylics as ornaments, paint a paper star with the gold for a topper, or run some of the silver in a garland pattern wrap around?

You just took a simple all year tree to a festive Christmas tree in less than 15 minutes!

Another thought... you have this beautiful ornament, that was once your grandmothers, it's at least 300 years old (ok... just kidding), but you've had it for years. The thing is, it's starting to lose the bright, lustrious shine it once had.

You may not want to use the metallics full strength, that would be too "new" looking, but you can add the metallics to Mayco Softees Acrylics (or pretty much any other water-based paint), and "dull" it down a little.

As potter's, ceramists, artists... we often fall into sticking with what we are familiar with. For instance, I often find myself struggling with how to get that silly glaze to do exactly what I want when in reality, I could use something as simple as a durable acrylic paint to achieve the results I'm looking for.

Time to take the blinders off and look around at some options that would not change the fact that I'm a potter... but make me a better artist!

If you'd like to share your ideas, projects, or submit a post for our blog, email us at! We look forward to hearing from you! Ps... you can send us your pictures at that address as well!


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