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.
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.
Glossy varnish by a great Italian company, Maimeri, was used for this shiny, glass like and very durable finish.
the bottom was decorated entirely with mica powders and then sealed with 5 coats of polyurethane spray varnish
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  • Renae 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 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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  • Laura Salzer Laura Salzer on Aug 28, 2014
    I love this but where can I get the dish you used to make this?

  • Donna Donna on Jun 28, 2020

    I love it so much, I want to try this. Thank u for sharing. Just wish u had a tutorial on it. Thanks