Tuesday, 24 March 2015
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.
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