Thursday, August 15, 2013

Stampin' Mica Collage

Lea here...Ready for some Fun????  Layering can be created without a lot of embellishments.  Ink, stamps, and mica powder create the background; while a collage image and Gelly Roll Pens complete the art.  ATCs are so fun to play with!!!


August Kit -

ATC Blank
Artchix Studio Collage image - Woman with Rose and scrap from another image

Other Supplies:

Any pigmented mica powder (USArtQuest Used),
Sakura of America Expressionist Oil Pastel and Gelly Roll Pens
Copic Markers,
Mica Watercolors (H2O's used)
 Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Soft Mop Brush
Embroidery Floss

1.  Spread white oil pastel to cover the surface of the ATC.  I used this because the mica powders will adhere to the oil pastel; otherwise, I'd use Gesso.

2.  Dip soft brush into mica powder, tap off excess, and brush on top of oil pastels.

3.  Use as many colors as you want to create a pleasing background.  Soft, glimmery surface.  Yellow, green, blue, and irridescent mica powders were brushed onto the surface.

4.  Words are stamped over mica powder with a terra cotta color ink.  A cross-hatched image is stamped over that in blue ink.

5.  Collage image of lady and the words from the collage sheet about "Les Colours."  I used left over pieces of cut button (use craft scissors or heavy metal scissors) to add dimension to the art.  Used watercolors to brush color over the words matching the color that was already there.

6. Use white Gelly Roll pen to accent lady's dress and her eyes.  Also at the bottom of the words, do a slashed lines and add random white dots around surface.   Use Copic marker to accent rose and lips.

7.  Edge ATC with pigment ink in a Fushia color.  Adhere embroidery floss, twisting it and letting it fall in a random pattern.

Finished and ready for trading!!!!

Cre8tivelea Yours - Lea


  1. wow that is AMAZING.. love how you added the button.. looks perfect..

  2. This makes me smile:) Love the's lovely

  3. That background effect is really beautiful Sue, I must try it, love the idea of cutting up the buttons too - I never thought of doing that - brilliant ATC!