Wednesday, November 19, 2014

On Dasher, On Donner....The Night Sky Card

My last post had mica powder painting, but this technique is a little different.  It is great for backgrounds!  I did this on black cardstock although, white will show beautiful results as well.

This is the night sky, and Dasher, Donner are flying up to meet Santa and his sleigh to deliver presents!

This is the Christmas Mini set.  I love this set and the many creative ways to use it.  I used the reindeer.  Stock up with 2 or 3 sets!

Large "Peace" from Wacky Font.

The star is actually a scrap I have saved and thought it fit perfect for this card!

This is a lot easier and more random than painting with mica powders!  Use your pigment inks (see other post), then dip a mop brush into the mica powder and tap off onto cardstock.  It will look messy now, but once you complete the whole surface you will "burnish" the cardstock, by wiping off excess powder with the mop brush.

Have a little container handy to hold excess mixed powder or just burnish over the garbage.  As you wipe off, you work the colors into the pigment ink.  The juiciness of the ink will hold the powder.

The camera cannot pick up the shimmer and sparkle that is glorious!  All the little flecks in the photos are the shimmer reflecting.  It is so beautiful.

Next use an embossing folder and your die cutting machine (Cuttlebug here) and emboss the cardstock.  If there is a tiny bit of mica powder residue, just use a baby wipe to clean.

Beautiful shimmer and various coloring and shading with the black popping up here and there.

The deer are first painted, then Brilliance Copper ink tapped on for metallic look to match the mica powder.

The word "Peace" is done with paint and Metallic Gelly Roll pen.

Depending on the color cardstock, the colors of mica powder, and embossing folder - the results are endless!

I chose a night sky to illustrate how it would look as Santa came, and the stars twinkling above.

Step outside the box and try something different.

Cre8tivelea yours, Lea