Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Pearlized Mini Book

Mica Powder Painting!  This is something covered in my book, Creative Art Concepts for Papercrafts put out by C&T Publishing.

Using Terri Sproul Mixers - Pearl, adds a wonderfully, magical color.  TS Mixers-Shimmer are translucent, but Pearls are opaque!  It is important to know this fact so you can plan your projects, and how adding 3D Crystal Lacquer will affect the final "paint" made. 

When painting with mica powders, lift a small amount with a tiny, soft brush for small areas, and more with a medium brush for larger areas. 

Stamping and painting backside creates a sticker of sorts, but you have to add double-sided adhesive to adhere to surface of choice.

The image is by Paula Best, and is just whimsical and fun for this mini book.  The book is 3x3 and black and so the Pearls just shimmer and stand out against the black.  Add word(s) and an embellishment and your art piece is done!  This little treasure showcases how beautiful the Terri Sproul Mixers - Pearls look. 

I make a batch of these painted "stickers" and keep them on hand for my art.  Paint with the Pearls, add to 3D Crystal Lacquer for paint as this would be glorious on paper mache' or any other surface.

Cre8tively Yours- Lea


  1. Lea - this is a great use of the pearls. THANKS for sharing!

  2. Love this Lea! Aren't those pearl mixers fun to paint with!

  3. Cool effect, love this journal cover!