Moon Beam: Soft teal blue shifting to muted purples. This is a Chatoyant Magnetic powder with a duochrome effect. Called "Chatoyant," "Cat Eye," "5D," "Tiger's Eye," "Magnetic Pigment," "Ferromagnetic," or "Magnetic Chameleon;" however you want to call them, these are super cool for your next resin project! Gorgeous color shift of two or more colors.
These pigments require the use of a magnet - a strong neodymium (or rare earth) magnet for preference.
A jar contain 1 gram. A little goes a long way.
How To Work: You can use a UV cured resin (or nail gel) as it will "freeze" the particles into place immediately, and have less risk of the particles unaligning from the magnet manipulation. If using a two part epoxy, you will need to have the magnet set in place over (or under) your piece until it cures fully. Simply take the amount of resin you want to work with and add a small amount of the pigment, start with a little (perhaps 1/10th of a gram), and mix in, add more to get the saturation you need, a little goes a LONG way. Pour into your silicone mold and move the magnet over the top, being careful not to touch it with the resin. You should immediately see the pigments shift to one angle or another. If you use multiple magnets, you can achieve more complex designs. If you don't like the effect you have, or if the pigments look "dull," simply keep swiping the magnet over the top to align the particles into what you like. Sometimes it takes a little fiddling with! Then fully cure. You can also do several layers of resin and colored resin to build up your piece with multiple designs.