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Snowflake meets Mica Flake!

Good afternoon, and how is everyone today.  Today, after a raid of the craft samples, I decided to have a experiment with MDF again, but this time I have picked the snowflakes.  I really like these, they make wonderful gifts, decorations or gift tags.  And MDF will allow you to use any type of paint, ink, paper - it allows for experimentation.



If you would like to get hold of the MDF kits I am using, just follow this link:

MDF Blanks

I began with covering my MDF with Gesso.  I sponged it on, making sure I actually got bubbles in the work.  When I heat set it, it gave me some lovely texture:


You may require a few layers of gesso to get a full coverage.  I then applied a little of the Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud Blending Ink.  I sponged a little onto the edges of the snowflake.  I literally "bounced" the sponge onto the MDF, so I achieved a feathered finish at the edges.  Blast it with the heat gun, then bounce some of the gesso over the top of the blue, this makes the ink blend in beautifully:


Looks pretty already.  Now, we want to make that texture pop, so take a gilding wax, and just apply a little over the top of your snowflake.  Do not work this into the gesso - you want it to just hit the top of the gesso, so it really emphasises the detail:


You can really see the sheen, but it is actually quite subtle.  I would recommend the Pearl Moon, which you can get here:

gilding wax

I used the Cosmic Shimmer PVA on the edges of the flake, apply "blobs" of glue, and then sprinkle mica flakes,  I then applied some of the Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Snow - I made sure I worked this in so it sticks to any of the patches of glue which I missed with the mica flake.  I love the Diamond Snow, as it's really subtle.  Want some?  Follow the link:

Snow


The snow looks fluffy doesn't it!

I used the delicate word stamps from Stamp Addicts, and the ink from the colour blends.  For the stamps, just check this link:


To finish my snowflake, I just covered it with glossy accents.  Allow it to dry flat, before doing the second side:


Alternatively, add some gems - the choice is yours:


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Comments

  1. Really nice. Thanks for the demo.

    Crafty hugs

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  2. It's lovely to see this step by step like this, I cannot record / playback shows or use video demos so this is ideal for me!

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