Mica Powder Flowers

One of the reasons I wanted to set up this blog was to encourage myself to try new techniques or rediscover techniques that I have not done for some time. For this card I created a background by stamping flower and leaf stamps before dusting over with mica powders, which is a technique that I have not used for a number of years. Painting the focal image using the same mica powders shows the varying levels of intensity that can be achieved using these versatile products.

I started by stamping the medium flower from the Honey Doo Trio of Flowers stamp set using the Versamark ink pad and then used a dry brush to apply small quantities of the mica powders. I used Tangerine Fizz for the centre of the flowers then applied Raspberry Ripple and Sour Grape to the petals. After dusting over the design with a dry brush to remove any excess powder I stamped the medium leaf from the Honey Doo Trio of Flowers stamp set, applied Lime Zest mica powder with a dry brush and then dusted over the design again.

To create the focal point of the design I stamped the Honey Doo Floral Wreath stamp using Versamark ink and heat embossed using White Opal embossing powder. I then stamped and heat embossed the Birthday Wishes sentiment from the Mini Sentiments stamp set in the centre of the wreath using Versamark ink and White Opal embossing powder. I also stamped and heat embossed the medium and large leaves from the Trio of Flower stamp set on some scrap stamping card in the same way.

I then mixed the Blue Lagoon, Raspberry Ripple, Sour Grape, Tangerine and Lime Zest mica powders with water to create a mica paint, using the technique described in my Rose are Red (Blue), post then painted the Floral Wreath and leaves as shown. Once the images were dry I cut around the outsides of the wreath and leaves. I then used a dry sponge to colour the centre of the wreath using Raspberry Ripple mica powder colour tinting the stamped sentiment without colouring the wreath.

I cut a white mat from the stamping card and colour tinted the edges using the Raspberry Ripple mica powder and a dry sponge then cut a green mat from the textured card. The card was then assembled using 3 D foam pads and the leaves attached using silicone glue to give a little bit of wiggle time to position. I finished the card by applying pink gems to the centres of the background design flowers.

Product List

Honey Doo Crafts

  • Trio of Flowers stamp set
  • Floral Wreath stamp
  • Mini Sentiments stamp set
  • Blue Lagoon mica powder
  • Lime Zest mica powder
  • Raspberry Ripple mica powder
  • Sour Grape mica powder
  • Tangerine Fizz mica powder
  • White Opal embossing powder
  • 6mm pink gems

From my Crafting Stash

  • 7″x 7″ white card blank
  • Green Papermania Textured Cardstock
  • Sheena by Sheena Douglas White Stamping Card
  • Versamark ink pad
  • Silicone glue
  • 3D foam pads

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