We had a really lovely time at Craft Den on Wednesday painting with Blonde Moments and Perfect Pearls mica powders, and then running the papers through various embossing folders on the sizzix big shot.I used the hearts and wings Tim Holtz sizzix dies and some punched flowers. I had a go later on at home as well with a fleur de Lys die. This is a really nice effect, some of us rubbed over the embossed card with sandpaper blocks to expose the black background again, which looked really nice.
I also used some mica paints on a frame I did a few weeks ago. I painted the frame with gesso, layering it to make a textured background, then painted it over with black adirondack dabber paint and then highlighted some of the rippled areas with gold, blue and copper painted mica powder. I finished it with a layer of painted glossy accents and added stamped images cut and embossed from craft foil. Everything is from the craft den, except the crown and frame from my stash. Lynne also has some really lovely Viva metallic paints which I would really like to try next time!
I hope you like them.