Back to report, ma'ams! Mission accomplished! Haha!!
I played 'pressing the shadows' half the day! LOL!
Unfortunately, since it's Sunday, most stores in town close, and the only ones open were the bigger dept store, but they have nothing I was looking for (adhesive magnetic sheets, etc. the tools for creating my freestyle empty palette). For that I was told to go to a craft store a bit to the edge of the town tomorrow. Let's hope they do have the stuff I need.
On to the pressing itself, I think it's safe to say it was a success! I fixed some of my broken shadows and pressed my pigments and loose shadows.
For the loose shadows I used the FCO and 96% alcohol. I recalled my recipe for Pâte brisée I usually make for my pies. Dry, add some fat (FCO), crumbly, add some water (alcohol), doughy (globby), transfer to pan. Some shadows easily became batter-y texture, but that was not a problem, tho.
I swatched several of them and, thank God, they feel like butter. Glide so easily on skin, and the colors look so intensified just like JenW's swatches over Stick 'Em, although the shimmers/sparkles are somewhat toned down a bit, (with all due respect to Karen) but that's exactly how I like them!
I tried to make sure that every SN shadow deserves its glory, because I know Karen isn't really keen on making pressed shadows. I think I did quite a fine job.
However, my full-size Model and Quartzite did not fill the pan all the way up, although the combos did okay.
My only irk was that I just realized that my sisters ripped me off some of my favorites! Colt could barely fill half of the teeny-tiny triangular pan, and my gorgeous Specter (and it's GWP!
) looked like a stain in the pan together with Eerie.
I still have some more SN shadows to press. I'm want to prep some ideas for more good combinations first.
For the combos, I tried to name them heheh. Although Aurora Borealis is the name of SN kit containing those 2 shadows (Bling and Rollick). I love this combination the most.
The freestyle contain mostly aluminum pans so they don't stick. And I pried open the palette, the magnets were just dots at the designated spots where the pans suppose to sit. I need to find magnetic sheet immediately.
The SN's were only the little rectangulars and triangulars in the second pan; and the first two in the first column and whole second column in the first pan. The rest are depotted. You can see how clumsy and green I am as there are many nicks in the pans.
Thanks a lot Oxana and zus for the inspiration and the helps!!!
P.S.: I had my laptop at the end of the table the whole time with Oxana video tutorial playing over and over while I was 'playing' with the pressing kit and shadows.