I recently took a face-to-face class on how to use mica powders in a variety of ways. Everyone came home with lots of ideas, a container of Pearlex (mica) powder, and a Mini-Mister filled with a ready-to-use spray we’d mixed up in class.
We had quite a bit over, so I decided to use mine to make a card.
I started by adding some Perfect Pearls gold powder to my heat resistant mat, then spraying it with the mica powder mix (which was made up of mica powder – blue pearlex in this instance – water, and a few drops of gum arabic). I only sprayed enough to mix in the gold powder, and make a puddle to smoosh on to a piece of watercolour paper and almost cover it. (Much like you do with distress inks.)
I loved the effect I got as there were little smatterings of gold peeking through.
I also added some small gold flowers from “Botanicals for You” from Stampin’ Up! then stamped the greeting in black Archival ink.
I still had a little mica spray left over, so made an inside sheet:
I am entering this card in the STAMPlorations CAS challenge, which is anything goes with an optional black twist.
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