Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Technique Tuesday...

Happy Tuesday,





Today's technique is a mica dusted box.  yesterday I mentioned that one of the demo pieces I usually do is to show the mica dusting technique so I thought it was best to explain what I mean by the term!

This is a really easy way to adapt the look of a die cut and to quickly add some drama to your work.  I started by die cutting the background die from a piece of coconut white foundation card into the centre of a piece I have scored as a box lid using the Scandinavian collection background die.  Next I added another piece of coconut white card to which I had added a piece of Creative Expressions double sided adhesive sheet to to the back of the die cut so that the sticky is visible through the filigree of the die.

To create the background I simply brushed different colours of cosmic shimmer mica in stripes over the die cut so that it sticks to the sticky parts.  I then polished off the excess using my mums old blusher brush.  This makes the Mica simply shine and depending on which colours you use and the manner of application the possible effects are endless!

To finish I stamped the centre with black archival ink using a sentiment form my daisy Corner set and made the piece into the box lid.  I added a large white seam binding bow and a small pearl embellishment to finish.



Ingredients:
Creative Expressions Craft Dies Scandinavian background
Cosmic Shimmer Garden Floral Mica set
Coconut White foundation Card
White seam binding
CE Clear stamps daisy corner elements set
CE double sided adhesive sheet

Enjoy...

35 comments:

  1. Hi John. Thank you Beautiful technique. I too use make up brushes from the cheap shop they do the job too. Take care Kitty.

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  2. Hi John. What a pretty card and a great technique. I'm with Kitty, pound shop brushes are perfect for this : ) Take care.

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  3. wow, this box is really beautiful, and the mica gives such a stunning result!

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  4. Hi John, a really beautiful box with this great technique, the sheen of the mica is so soft but striking. Have a good day. Bx

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  5. Morning John,

    Beautiful box and beautiful colours of Mica used.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. A really lovely box John, love the colours of the mica showing through the lovely die,
    XxxxRuth

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  7. Love this technique John.
    Love val x

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  8. Good morning John this is a gorgeous box. The technique is definitely one I would like to try. Have a wonderful day today. Hugs Jackie

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  9. Morning John, This is a lovely box, I love how you have used the mica powder, it creates a great look, will be trying this, Thank you

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  10. Wow-beautiful project, live the colours of the mica powder.

    Michele

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  11. Eh up John
    Yup, freebie make up brushes that come with perfume purchases for me lol! A stunning effect but move the bow over so we can see your terrific sentiment lol!
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

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  12. Morning John, I love todays card and will have to try this technique, it gives such a beautiful reaction to any card.

    Have a great Tuesday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

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  13. Hi John,
    A really great technique!!!
    Lorna D

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  14. Hi John, A lovely card and I like the mica technique makes a great background! Take care Jane B.

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  15. Hi John
    Stunning card and love the mica technique, the background is beautiful
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  16. Morning John, Just back after weekend away, and love your projects for the last four days especially the last two will have a go at these as I have these die sets. Thanks for sharing, Junex (Cumbria)

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  17. Morning John,
    Lovely box, I love the mica technique, gives a stunning effect.
    Lydia
    X

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  18. Lovely technique The different colours really pop on my screen I'd move the bow too (Mrs Duck)!

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  19. Hi John, I have had mica powders in my stash for ever yet only used them twice that I can recall. I shall be trying thus out as its so easy yet very effective. Thankyou X Ros

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  20. Wow John, this card is stunning. Love it all. Brenda

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  21. Love the card John, AND the bow, but IMHO, it was a tad too close to the sentiment. (just me being picky). LOL.

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  22. Hi John,
    I love the mica technique and use it quite a lot as a background - whilst it adds drama it's not overpowering. And I love the fact that the bow hides some of the sentiment - nice to have to peek to see it all.
    HAGD, Rose

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  23. Good morning John such a good technique as no two pieces will ever be the same. Makes a super gift box using whatever dies you have. Love from Jackie xx

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  24. Hi John
    I just love this technique. It makes for a stunning effect without being to overpowering. I love the colours you have used.

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  25. Morning John, A beautiful way of using mica powders, and so effective, I love this box lid.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  26. A fabulous card John. Love the background technique and using the adhesive sheet sounds easier than using Versamark all over the card.

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  28. Hi John

    Very pretty, everything works so well together. I must try the sticky sheet method to see if the mica sticks better to the sticky sheet than to perfect medium or a similar product, which was the way I've done it before, I guess it does and probably the colours are stronger. I also used to do similar making mica powder into paint to create a background for either stamps or dies. Will try it when I get the chance

    Hugs

    T x

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  29. Hi John, how pretty is this box, love the colours you have used and the technique you have used has inspired me to have a go, bought mica powders years ago and not used them, will do now. Thanks for your ideas
    Regards Liz.

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  30. Fab box and love the summery mica colours you have used - terridfic bow too xx GailT xx

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  31. Hi John, great technique shall have to try it. xx

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  32. great box and a great technique ,Laura O

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  33. Gorgeous box Jon, I love the mica and the dies that you've used, Pat x

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  34. Hi John, love the box, the cosmic shimmer really makes it pop x x x

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