Daily Archives: September 9, 2013

Mica Flakes & Maya Road

Life is always a creative adventure and in my projects, I always love trying out new products. Mica flakes are not technically a new product BUT…they ARE new to me.

I was sent the Frantage Mica Kit for a swap between the Maya Road and Stampendous DT’s. If you’re not familiar with mica, it’s actually a mineral that is formed in very thin sheets. As this material has a beautiful metallic or pearlescent sheen, is very thin and easy to use, it makes a beautiful addition to mixed media or vintage style crafting projects.

In my card design I’ve used it to cover the lovely chipboard frame and add texture and reflective qualities to it. The gold colored mica along with some of the lighter pearl color (my favorite) is adhered to the patterned paper covered heart.

Design Notes:

  • Mica flakes are easily adhered with a liquid adhesive…Glossy Accents is my personal fave
  • Large mica flakes can be broken into smaller sizes for finer texture
  • Frame is first colored with a Silver Krylon pen before adhering flakes
  • Mica can be trimmed to fit the edges of the chipboard once adhesive is dry.
  • I found the mica looks best tone on tone for a subtle look

Throughout the week, Stampendous and Maya Road have teamed up for an inspirational blog swap. You can find the above project along with another I created, here on the Maya Road Blog.

Be sure to check out this post for an awesome Maya Road giveaway and I know you’ll find another great giveaway on the Stampendous blog as well.

Happy creating!

Supplies:

Edited to add: The heart chipboard is from the Shot Through the Heart Chipboard Set

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