Making a Card with Mica Powder

Make a mini mica card using up materials you have on hand.

I like making cards that are alternative sizes. This is a good technique for using up scraps and materials you already have on hand. I am using a lot of materials to make this simple card but you don’t have to have them all to make a similar card. Follow along with the video tutorial to see how this simple card is done.

Materials:

  • cardstock
  • stamp
  • stamp block
  • Versamark ink pad
  • Mica power
  • Label maker
  • alcohol ink marker
  • Washi chomper
  • Glue Dots

Video Tutorial:

Here is a close-up of the finished mini card. The mica powder really shines in person. I like how the colors are enhanced by the black cardstock.

Let me know what you make cards in a variety of different sizes. I think mini or small are my favorite.

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Pearl-Ex
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Free Black and White Printable

Grab this free file of printable papers.

Grab these free printable paper files for crafting. There are four designs per page. They make great card backgrounds, scrapbooking papers, and mixed media papers. Print them out as often as you desire. You can add your own color to the printable paper or leave them as stunning black and white images. Grab the free file at our store by clicking on the link below.

Enjoy and we would love to see how you use them!

Black and White printables

Embossing with Color

Check out this art crayon embossing techniques. @MarabuAmerica @jointhemakersmovement #sponsored

Using Marabu Art Crayons

I had so much fun with this color embossing technique, using Marabu Art Crayons and embossing plates. I love how the color moves when water is added. The results are playful and colorful and can be used so many different ways. I think the results would be great for card backgrounds, die-cutting, mixed media, collage, scrapbooking, and more.

Thank you to Marabu and Maker’s Movement for providing materials that were used in this post.

materials

Materials:

  • embossing plates
  • CrossOver II
  • Marabu Art Crayons
  • card stock
  • water

Video Tutorial:

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Crossover II
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Fall Pumpkin Plaque Decor

A fun festive and a bit scary decor plaque made with Denise Boddey Designs.

This mixed media fall decor plaque was quick and easy to make. It has a little glam and a little bit of scary. Follow along with the tutorial to see what I mean. Special thanks to Denise Boddey Designs for providing the pumpkin cut out for this piece. As a part of the Denise Boddey design team, this is my October project.

Materials:

  • yellow tissue paper
  • foam dots
  • wooden plaque
  • pumpkin cut out
  • paintbrush
  • fall leaves
  • ribbon bows
  • matte Mod Podge
  • white chalk paint
  • salmon paint
  • heat gun (optional)

Directions:


I began by using the chalk paint and doing a stain or whitewash technique on the plaque so the grain would show through.
To apply the paint, I wiped it on with a dry baby wipe.


Setting the plaque aside to dry, I painted the pumpkin with salmon-colored paint.


Once those were dry, I decided upon the arrangement, and then began to Mod Podge everything in place.


I used a heat gun to speed up the drying process.
The leaves didn’t want to stick down but as the Mod Podge dried and I tapped on the leaves, they flattened and stuck.
The wood plaque showed where the Mod Podge was even though it was matte, so I covered the entire plaque.


Using a piece of wrinkled yellow tissue paper, I Mod Podged it to the back of the pumpkin.


Using a bit of Fabri-tac, I placed the bows on the top of the plaque.


To adhere the pumpkin to the plaque, I wanted it raised so I used a stack of two pop dots.


Once the plaque was done, I had another thought. What about having the face of the pumpkin glow in the dark!
I painted the tissue to glow in the dark. I really wish I had thought of this earlier, it would have been easier to do!


Glow in the dark is hard to photograph but I think you can get the gist of it here.
This added the scary feature to the plaque that isn’t really expected in the light.


Here is a quick tip for hanging.
Use a soda can tab as the hanger, just glue it to the back of the plaque.


And it is finished and ready to hang for fall!

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Mod Podge - matte
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Homeright Heat Gun
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Ultimate Glow
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Fabri-tac
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Salmon paint
Salmon paint
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Making Awesome Art with an Inspirational Word

I am working on a piece of art for Denise Boddey’s design team. I used a variety of different techniques beginning with alcohol ink, foiled paper, chipboard,  and foiled paper origami. I will share all the materials and directions (or links to directions) below. I hope you enjoy and try some of these techniques. The inspiration for this piece started with the chipboard word “awesome” from Denise Boddey.

Materials:

  • Chipboard work – Denise Boddey
  • Foiled paper – Rinea Foil
  • Adhesive pen and foil – Thermoweb
  • Yupo like surface
  • dried baby wipe
  • adhesive – The Best Glue Ever

Directions:

The following video will take you through the techniques used.


finished and framed

If you are interested in learning how to fold the foil paper butterfly, there is a tutorial on the Rinea YouTube channel. [Rinea butterfly]

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Scraperfect Best Glue Ever
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 Deco Foil Adhesive Pen
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Deco Foil
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Marabu Alcohol Inks
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Mixed Media Creative Process – The Caged Bird

Today I have a post on the Rinea blog sharing a video tutorial on my creative process making the mixed media piece above. This piece includes a poem by Maya Angelou the Caged Bird. This month the design team at Rinea is partnering with Creative Embellishments for our posts.

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