Friday, 12 November 2010

Magic Box - Mica Butterflies


I'd been playing with mica and thought how well it would suit butterfly wings.
These are painted with mica pigment 'Festive Brights'.

The butterfly stamp is by Personal Impressions
Unfortunately it doesn't seem to have a name, just a code: P547 E.
The rounded shape reminded me of the butterflies depicted in traditional Japanese art..

Using mustard coloured card as the base seemed to enhance the colours of the mica pigment..

I wanted to carry the 'shimmer' effect throughout the box
but decided not to use mica pigment on the panels
it would have overpowered the butterflies.
Using ivory pearlescent card as the base I inked with
the green and blue from Rangers Big & Juicy 'Mountain Meadow'.

To add a final touch of luxury I stamped Hero Arts 'Leaf  Flourish'
in VersaMark and embossed with gold.
Mounting the panels onto gold mirror board framed them nicely
and added weight to the sides which always helps with 'the drop'.

I must say, I thought glitter was difficult to capture in a photograph
but mica is a nightmare!

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