Video: Lydia’s Crafty Corner – Layering with Mica Powders

by Lydia Evans

Hello there everyone and happy Friday! It's Lydia here with you. Today I'll be sharing how you can create great effects by layering with Embossing Ink and mica powders using the Just For You Stamp Set.

DSC02437To start I took a piece of Jet Black Cardstock, you can use whatever color you like but I do love the effect on dark card. I then stamped the base layer of the roses using Embossing Ink and added over my lightest pink mica powder. The mica powder will stick to the sticky embossing ink. I used a really soft brush with a light hand. I also found that an air pump tool blows the mica powder away really well.

Once the first layer was done, I stamped over the second layer, again with Embossing Ink, this removes the mica powder it touches and leaves this nice and sticky to add a darker color of mica powder. Do the third and fourth layers in the same way, by stamping the layer into place using Embossing Ink and adding over a darker mica powder. I did the same for the leaves, this time using green mica powders.

DSC02440Once I was happy with the stamping, I then created a simple sentiment banner by stamping a sentiment from Thank You Builder Stamp Set onto some Jet Black Cardstock using Embossing Ink and heat set it using Pure White Embossing Powder. I matted this onto a piece of patterned paper from Essentials Black & White 6×6 Paper Pack to add a fun contrast.

DSC02441I truly wish you could see how bold and shimmery this is, the photos do not give it justice.

To see how this card came together please check out the video below or over on YouTube:

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you again real soon.


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genmil May 17, 2019 - 8:58 PM

It is really beautiful I am guilty of owning loads of mica but was the air puffer really enough to get the cardstock back to black plus how do you make it permanent

Sorry for the technical details
You are so awesome

Dee-Dee Riggs May 19, 2019 - 10:54 AM

First of all I was amazed at how you changed the color of the leaves lol! I love mica powders, but it never occurred to me to paint them onto my flowers. Every layer you did made it more beautiful but even when you removed the mica a lot of times I thought the card looked perfect then too. Absolutely beautiful.


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