Sunday, January 15, 2023

Mica Powders on Black

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a card I made using Sticky powder to adhere mica powders through a stencil onto black card stock.

I'm really happy with how this turned out, but taking a good photo has been hard.  The colours are more subtle than this, and the flowers are a mix of blue and purple ... oh well. :)

Sending the above card to Stencil Fun January Challenge.

And also to Seize the Birthday Challenge #253 ... no topping today. :)

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Stamps:  Cosmos (Technique Tuesday - retired)
Paper:   White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Black card stock (SU!)
Ink:   Versamark
Accessories:  Fading Florals Stencil (Simon Says Stamp); Sticky powder (Ranger); heat tool; Pearl-Ex Mica Powders (spring green, interference violet, turquoise), powder brush, white embossing powder, white acrylic paint pen (Posca)
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27 comments:

Bonnie said...

WOW! This is amazing, my friend! Love these brilliant flowers against the black background! I have heat and stick powder from long ago. I'll have to see if it still works!

HilaryJane said...

It's wonderful. Bet it is even better in real life xx

Anonymous said...

The colors are beautiful against the black Loll. I’m going searching for mica powders in my torn apart craft room! I bet I have some hiding somewhere!! Xx

Liz said...

Love this card Loll, what a striking design. xx

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Mica Powder for your stamped and heat embossed flowers, Lolly:-) I thought the photo was beautiful, but sure understand how difficult it can be to get a photo of the true colors...TFS your beauty, my friend. Stay dry!!!

Pat said...

This is so bright and beautiful Loll and the mica powder absolutely glows on the black card. You can actually see the variation in tone on the smaller flower but something like this is always a struggle to take a photo of. The white sentiment stands out really well too. x

Lisa Elton said...

Love the drama of the black with the vibrant blooms! Fabulous card, Loll. Speaking of fabulous, thank you so much for my birthday card XO

Susan said...

Oh my goodness, this is stunning! Such beautiful vibrant colours and the technique with the heat and stick worked so well. I have to try heat and stick now with both mica powders and gilding flakes.

Cathy said...

Such striking colours against the black Loll, beautiful! Thankyou too for playing along at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fabulous way to use the mica powders Loll, and a stunning result... I think I may have some of the heat and stick powder somewhere... thanks for the inspiration
Blessings
Maxine

Julie B said...

What a great idea. I don't have any coloured Mica powders but I still have some of the Heat and Stick somewhere hidden and unloved! I agree photographing shine is a nightmare! :)

Linda said...

WOW! This looks stunning, those colours look amazing. Such a pretty stencil too xx

Nstiz said...

Those colors just pop against the black, Loll! How striking this is. Love all the shine from the mica powders, something I’ve never used. What a gorgeous card!

Diane said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Stencil Fun!
Diane SF Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Stencil Fun}

Brenda in IN said...

This is stunning, Loll. Beautiful stencil and colors and they pop against the black. I'm off to look for my heat and stick powder.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! This is stunning Loll. Love the blue and green on the black.
Faith x

Leslie Miller said...

I can't imagine it being any more beautiful than this, but I know what you mean about the photo, especially with blue and purple. What a pretty stencil and those mica powders are amazing!

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful, even if muted I imagine it fabulous.

Darnell said...

The photo might not represent the true colors, Lolly, but it doesn't matter, the colors it shows are incredible and so eye-popping against the black! It's cool that it worked! Love, Dolly

Brenda said...

Oh this is so pretty Loll, so vibrant and just pops off the black base! I do see some purple on the middle flower. I can imagine just how hard it was to get this photo with all that shimmer and shine! Hugs, Brenda

Marcia Hill said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! This is AMAZING Loll, and I bet the shimmer and shine is even more fabulous in real life! I've never used heat n stick and mica powders together before, but it is SO striking on black that I think I'm going to have to check this out! STUNNING card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous shimmer to that floral cluster, Loll - love the blue/purple flowers with that minty green on black!!

Christine Alexander said...

Wow this card is a stunner Lol, I can't wait to try this technique ♥

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous stencil card Loll, I haven't heard of sticky powder but with the micas it achieves a gorgeous result - have a fab day Robyn

Linda said...

Gorgeous card, Loll. I can see the purple in a couple of the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is stunning, Loll! The purplish blue flowers and green leaves against the black background are strikingly beautiful! You caught the pretty shine of the mica powder in the photo, and I'm sure the shine is more beautiful in real life.
Hideko xx

Nancy said...

Bold, striking, and beautiful! Going to have to give this a try! Thanks for playing along at Seize the Birthday and for inspiring me!