Craftingbydominique
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Mica powders and napkin decoupage


An old, tattered bowl was given a new, vibrant decor using mica powders and some paper napkin decoupage. Oh, there are some structure paste reliefs as well :)
Using a wide, soft, flat brush and applying mica powders onto semi dry coat of gesso I was able to adhere the powders easily.
Using a wide, soft, flat brush and applying mica powders onto semi dry coat of gesso I was able to adhere the powders easily.
Whenever the surface gets too dry for the powders to stick to it, I use baby wipes to give it some extra moisture.
Whenever the surface gets too dry for the powders to stick to it, I use baby wipes to give it some extra moisture.
flexible stencil, modelling paste and gold acrylic paint plus a sprinkle of blue mica powder, that's how the reliefs came to life.
flexible stencil, modelling paste and gold acrylic paint plus a sprinkle of blue mica powder, that's how the reliefs came to life.
Glossy varnish by a great Italian company, Maimeri, was used for this shiny, glass like and very durable finish.
Glossy varnish by a great Italian company, Maimeri, was used for this shiny, glass like and very durable finish.
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the bottom was decorated entirely with mica powders and then sealed with 5 coats of polyurethane spray varnish
the bottom was decorated entirely with mica powders and then sealed with 5 coats of polyurethane spray varnish
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  • Renae
    on Jan 14, 2016

    Mica powders. Where do you find them? I'm a JoAnn's junkie, but haven't seen them before....help?

  • Renae
    on Jan 14, 2016

    What is structure paste relief? I know bas relief and high relief, but haven't heard of this. Can you explain please? Thanks

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  • Craftingbydominique
    on Jun 4, 2014

    Thanks for stopping by and every so sorry for not replying... somehow I missed that activity :), perhaps it's because I've got a two month old on my hands all the time now :) Anyways, I love your plates, and actually planning to do similar stuff but using embossing folders for the pattern bit. And yes, mica can be used on everything, just before glazing I would seal it with a mist of a spray acrylic varnish/sealer - Americana brand is great for this.

  • Laura Salzer
    on Aug 28, 2014

    I love this but where can I get the dish you used to make this?

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