Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Mica Stamping....

Hi guys, sorry it's been a while since my last post. We've all been having our well earned Holiday's here at Pinnacles. So with Joanne and Paul away it's been hard going to get any actual crafting done!. But hey, they are back now so I can get on with what I do best! Making!! So here's a project I have been making for our upcoming 9th Birthday Stamping and Inking Demonstration Day on the 01st September.... Now, you know I love me some boxes,
I was tempted to leave it at that and not bother to show you how it was made. But what's the point of that.... We like to share!!.... So, here we go with how the box was made...
I started off with a piece of satin effect Black card, and rubbed my Anti Static bag over it to remove any static (doh!) and any greasy finger prints.
I then inked up my stamp using VersaMark
and stamped the image onto the Black card.
Next, I applied my Mica Powder to the image and brushed off the excess.
Before sealing the Mica Powder with some Spray and Shine to give a wonderful glazed effect.
I then cut the pieces to size to create my box...
For the card to go inside the box I tried another technique using the Mica Powders.. This really gives the Powders a great additional use and allows you to tie your projects together..
So, taking a piece of the Black card I applied VasraMark Ink directly to it.
I then brushed my Mica Powder over the inked card stock.
I re inked my stamp with VersaMark
and then stamped into the Mica Powder.
As the VersaMark is a "sticky" Ink it will remove some of the Mica which had been applied.. Now, don't let this go to waste... Stamp onto another piece of card stock for another effect.
Seal the Mica with either some cheap generic Hair Spray. Or, as I have done, with some Spray and Shine. Once the Spray and Shine had dried, I cut out my Butterfly images
and applied them to my now prepared card...
And there you go, a matching card and Box for it to go in...
More samples to follow folks! Thanks for checking us out... See you soon. Andy..

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