Mixed Media / Mica Madness!


I am Amber and I am SO excited to be sharing a project with you on the Mixed Media Blog!

I used some fantastic supplies that I will explain - first.... take a look!

Supplies used:

Stamp: Unity (Layers of Life-Create Beauty), SU - Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers, Blackened Soot,  (SU)Black Archival
Paper: (SU) Basic Black base (4.25 x 5.5), Vellum, Smoky Slate (3.75 x 4.75), 
Whisper White (3.5 x 4.5), Silver Foil
Dies: (SU) Stars
Embellishments: SU - Silver elastic cord, Silver Thread
Embossing Powder: Black 
Mica Powder: Silver 
Fun Stampers Journey Silks: Silver 

I began by stamping my black base in Versamark with a stamp from Gorgeous Grunge - it is just a random "splatter" stamp. I added black embossing powder and heated it, then set it aside.  I went to work on my white layer, adding layer upon layer of beautiful distress ink - to give that "night sky look" - I also gave my layer a "shot" of fine water mist in between layers, to add my "star" background. I have to say - I LOVE the Northern Lights - and this card reminds me so much of them!

I used my star pattern rubber stamp in Versamark and then lightly dusted it with the Pearl Mica powder - I added ALOT, as I wanted mega shimmer! Next, I used another star rubber stamp - this time heat embossing it with black powder - and adding more mica! The shine is incredible! 
I finally layered it together and added my star cut from Silver Foil and wrapped in thread. 
I used my silver elastic cord to bring it all together. There is a TON of shimmer and shine to this design - and the mica powder was the perfect touch!

Thanks SO much for stopping by - and be sure to check out what the Mixed Media Design Team has in store for you all this month! Let e know you stopped in by leaving some love in the comments below!

Love, Peace n' Ink 


  1. Thank you for such a creative card! Questions about the pearl mica powder: do you have to heat set it? What brand is it? Thank you! Marylehett@gmail.com

  2. Great card!!! Excellent tutorial too!!!!


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