Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mica Gloss Tutorial!

Hi there!  I wanted to share a quick tutorial using a cool new product by Judikins called Mica Gloss.  I did a class with this product, so here is a quick tutorial showing one way to use these little gems!  Mica Gloss is a mica based paint.  It can be used on both porous and non porous surfaces and results in a beautiful metallic shine.  You can stamp with it, paint with it or create gorgeous metallic backgrounds using a wide range of surfaces from cardstock to glossy and even clear cardstock.  I used Black Gloss paper for this project!

I used three colours:  Rose Gold, Gold, and Honeydew.  I squeezed a little dab of colour from each bottle onto a Ranger craft sheet.

Then I ran a brayer over the three colours, keeping my strokes straight to ensure the individual colours showed.

I ran the brayer over my stamp.  This works fabulously with detailed stamps, ensuring even coverage without blurring the detail with too much ink. 

Then I stamped the image on black gloss cardstock.  Mica Gloss has a longer drying time than ink, but you can heat set it with a heat tool to speed up the drying process.

You can also ink the stamp by stamping directly into the brayered Mica Gloss on the craft sheet.  This works great with bolder images.  This gorgeous stamp is called Letters and Flowers by Penny Black.

 Here is the final project.  The designer paper is Basic Grey's "Curio", and the sentiment is from Flourishes' Ferns and Fiddles.  I added some beautiful crocheted ribbon by American Crafts and tied a length of black satin to finish it off!

Mica Gloss has far more uses with equally beautiful effects!  I absolutely love it on clear!  I hope you get a chance to try it soon...maybe while we're still offering Free Shipping on Canadian orders over $50.00*!  I don't want to steal all the fun!

Have a fabulous day!

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