Wednesday, 1 April 2015

I've gone all Decadent...

Hi folks... A new Month, so that means some new goodies to be played with for the Creative Expressions Design Team! And what goodies they are too!!
We're all going a little bit Chic and a little bit Decadent with a selection of Phill Martin's new products and some lovely Stamps from Jonathan Lockwood...
So, without further ado, here is my project..

Now, I know it may look like I've just taken a couple of pre made patterned pieces of card stock and stuck them all together, but that is far from how this project was made...
So, if you fancy giving it a go, here's a step by step...

I started off by cutting some squares of Black card stock. I cut them slightly bigger than I needed as when dealing with Mica Powder, as we will be, you'll need somewhere to hold the card, so if the edges get smudged they can always be trimmed.. If the centre get's smudged that's a whole other story!!

Anyway, take one of the squares and dust it with an anti-static bag. This will dry any finger prints off of the card and hopefully prevent the Mica Powder sticking anywhere that you may not require it.

Next, ink up your chosen stamp with Perfect Medium or VersaMark

and stamp your image onto the card stock.

Brush your chosen colour of Mica Powder all over the card stock (I have gone with Decadent Grape)

and then brush off the excess.

The piece of card stock will need to be sealed to prevent the Mica Powder from rubbing off. You can either use a cheap generic Hairspray or Crafter's Companion Spray and Shine.
Repeat this process on a second square and pop them to one side to dry.
For the opposing corners of the project you can use the same ingredients as before, but in a different order to achieve a different result.

So, taking one of the remaining blank squares, apply Perfect Medium or VersaMark all over it, smoothing out the Ink with a Brayer.

Apply your chosen Mica Powder to the card to cover it completely.

Ink up your Stamp with your Ink

and stamp into the Mica covered card stock.

As Mica is attracted to moisture, this process will take the Mica away leaving the negative image behind...

Repeat this all over the card

and seal it once you have completed it..

You will need to clean your stamp in between each application to prevent transference of colour onto your Ink pad.

Repeat the application of Ink and Mica again on the last piece of Black card stock so that you end up with two of each technique.

Matt and layer them onto your base card,

adding a sentiment to complete the project...

Am loving the colour way of this project, just ganna have to make time to have a little play with all of the other colours of Mica now!!
Thanks for checking us out.
See you soon.

Ingredients used:
Cosmic Shimmer Decadent Grape Mica Powder
VersMark or Perfect Medium
CEC715 - Fern Frames Elements by Jonathan Lockwood
SYBSC - Baroque Sentiments Collection by Phill Martin
Anti-Static Bag
Spray and Shine


  1. Super card Andy and the 'grape' colour looks fabulous.
    Toni xx

  2. Hi Andy love this technique shall have to try it. xx