I wanted to show you several ways to use mica powders. You can use them in making candles and soaps, and in the current fad of using resins, you can add mica powders to those as well.
As always, I show you links to products, but recommend you price shop for them as I am not an affiliate of Amazon, and only used their links as it was easiest to find all of the products I used there.
I bought a set of Amazon Biutee Mica Powder set of 32 link: https://tinyurl.com/y66s5qc5
Bienfang Paper Multi Palette link: https://tinyurl.com/y3yadgrz
First Project: Making Alcohol Inks: Take 91% alcohol and put into Ranger’s Alcohol Ink Palette link: https://tinyurl.com/y5o8xsj4 Put a small amount of alcohol into one of the wells, then add mica powder and combine with a palette knife. It needs to be relatively runny in texture and can dry out, then be refreshed with Ranger alcohol blending solution link: https://tinyurl.com/y6j64vrr
2nd Metallic Acrylic Paint: Take white acrylic paint and mix w/ some mica powder to your desired color. Any craft acrylic paint will work. You need to use this immediately, as it can’t dry and be re-wet.
3rd Metallic Acrylic Paint: Use Mod Podge (I used outdoor, but you can use whatever you like) and mix with mica powder to desired color. You need to use this immediately (or before it dries.)
Lindsay Frugal Crafter Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxbkncQ5p44 4th
4th Metallic Watercolors: Gum Arabic link: https://tinyurl.com/y53jfypk Take dry Gum Arabic and use 1 part to 4 parts mica powder then add water to desired consistency. This, you can re-use if you put it in a container and let it dry out then re-wet later to use.
5th Metallic Texture Paste: Using a white glue or clear Tacky glue (it’s what I had on hand). Put the glue onto a glass or plastic plate. Add enough mica powder to make sure it stays in the stencil and remains raised when dry (A mayo consistency). Use a palette knife to apply this mixture to your stencil, then immediately after, clean the stencil or the glue will ruin it if it dries on it.
6th Metallic Stamping Ink w/ an ink: Using an existing small ink cube, put some mica on top and add some Ink Refresher link: https://tinyurl.com/yxba5hhs and rub the mica into the ink pad, then stamp onto it.
7th Metallic Ink w/ Baby Wipe: Using a folded baby wipe, and a dye based reinker, squirt a few drops reinker onto the baby wipe then put some mica powder on the baby wipe and using a palette knife to combine them, work the two together, then stamp into the baby wipe. I used a Peg Stamp ice cream cone link: https://tinyurl.com/y6pl97hj
8th Metallic Modelling Paste: Using Deco Art Modelling Paste link: https://tinyurl.com/y6hbmtv4 and a palette knife on a plate, mix in enough mica powder to the desired color then use on a stencil. Clean palette knife and stencil immediately after use. Gingko Stencil link: https://tinyurl.com/yxvcszt2
9th Metallic Alcohol Spray Ink: Using diy alcohol ink, video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoAMNIVqF-k . Add mica powder into the bottle and shake it until well combined before you put the lid on. After you’ve made it, shake it like a bell rather than up and down, as you’ll clog the tube with mica, and shake before each use.
10th Glitter Double Sided Tape: Put tear tape where you want it on your project, then rub the paper (before removing the backing paper) with your embossing pouch Link: https://tinyurl.com/y4qlw66p or corn starch or baby powder on a brush…wipe the surface to ensure it’s protected, then remove the backing paper from the tear tape and using a brush, wipe the tape until it’s covered.
11th Wipe cardstock with baby powder, then ink a stamp with Versamark ink link: https://tinyurl.com/y3wohjl4 and stamp the paper. Add whatever color mica powder you want on a paint brush and brush over the surface, brushing off excess with another clean brush. Add additional colors as you choose.
12th Embossed image metallic coloring: Run cardstock through your die cutting machine with an embossing folder inside, then pat the raised images with a Versamark ink pad. Using a paint brush, add mica powder to the raised images as desired.
13th Mix clear embossing powder w/ mica powder to create your own pearlized embossing powders. Take a tbsp. of clear embossing powder and add mica powder to make a color you like, then combine well. Add the powder to a stamped image w/ Versamark ink then heat set. Don’t combine this powder with any other embossing powders.
14th Metallic Gesso– Add mica powder to gesso to desired color.
15th Multi Matte Medium Stamping: Put a little multi matte medium on a scrap, stamp with a red rubber stamp first into Versamark ink to protect the stamp, then into the Multi Matte Medium and onto your cardstock, then add mica powder to color it. Clean stamp immediately after.
16th Metallic Pearls: make hot glue circles on a craft mat then once glue is cooled, brush mica powder over it. Pull off and use wet glue to add to project
17th Metallic faux wax seal: Squeeze hot glue onto a craft mat large enough for your stamp. Press only red rubber stamps into Versamark ink, then into the hot glue on your mat. Once cooled, brush over with mica powder. Attach to project with wet glue.