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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Beautiful background for that big bold sentiment. I have the same set of stamps and have not even inked them up yet. This might push me to using it soon.
Love the shimmer and shine you achieved, especially the gold splotches. I am a fan of splotches LOL
Thanks so much, Verna. I hadn’t used mine much until recently. If you take a look around Pinterest, there are some great ideas. Of course the best ideas are always our own.
Thanks Joyce. Yes, splotches are great fun – I love them too.
I love the background, great job, loving the sparklys too
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What a fabulous background – thanks for sharing how you created it! And thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge!
Thanks so much, Harriet!