Monday, 10 November 2008

More ATCs with Mica Powders

These are ATCs for Sheila's swap on DoCrafts. I created both of the backgrounds by scrunching up some black paper, dropping various colours of mica powders into a mixture of PVA glue and water (they float on top) and then painting the powders on, picking up some of the powder and some of the PVA and water on my brush, and picking up a different colour powder with each dip of the brush. The effect doesn't really show up very well on the pictures - in reality they are very shimmery and shiny. For the top one I cut flower petals and leaves from the same paper I used for the background and edged them and the card with gold metallic rub-on. I added a gold button for the centre and turquoise wire which matches the turquoise tones on the paper for the stem

For the bottom one I made the sun from Makin's Clay using a mould and painted it black and then painted over it using a similar mixture of PVA, water and mica powders. I then added lines of mica flakes to represent the sun's rays.

5 comments:

Anneke said...

this is magnificient.
beautiful this color and thank you for sharing this technic

Artyfax said...

Great technique and beautiful atc's. Especially love the flower, works really well.

Jan said...

Sorry I dont get round very often these days Sian - I can see you are still creating the most amazing cards from fantastic techniques. These are really 'earthy' and beautiful.
Thank you for stopping by at my place!

Claireabelle said...

Fantastic ATC's Sian
x

My name is CINDY...... said...

Love these backgrounds, great colour, will have to have a go and see if it really is as simple as you make it sound!!