Friday, 1 January 2016


Happy New Year, Everyone!
The first day of a brand new year that we are so excited to start with a beautiful inspiration.
New Year, New Ideas - Have you ever tried painting with Mica Powders? Marta has and with such amazing results!

Hi & Hello everyone !
Welcome in 2016 ! It's Marta Lapkowska here and I am delighted that I can start my new year with you guys !

Recently I am in love with creating small pieces of art...  I called them 'Tiny Art' :)
Here is my first project of the new year, from my 'Tiny Art' series which I hope you will enjoy.

Did you know that you can use Mica Powders to colour ? Use them like painting powder ?
I will show you in few steps how you can colour your stamped image. I used same technique to colour the whole project.
To start, stamp your image and choose your mica colours. I decided to play with the beautiful dreamy stamp from Dream On set.

To colour your image, all you need is a brush and some water. Dip your brush into the water and then into your Mica Powder.
I added some dark and bright shading by using both Black and White Gesso. Then I cut out my butterfly.

Lastly, I attached my cut out butterfly onto my project.
All the elements were glued with 3D Gloss Gel that holds everything together so perfectly.

I used exactly the same technique for all the other elements of my small assemblage, i.e. painting with the same Mica Powders as the butterfly and shading with 2 colors of Gesso.

I hope you have enjoyed my make and found it inspirational.
I wish you all the best for this year, many creative journeys and never ending creative mojo. :)

Hugs, Marta xx

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Lord Eoghann Mayfair said...

It's really nice and original.

Lee-Anne said...

So beautiful! Thank you Marta!

Patty O'Malley said...

Wonderful project! Love the shine!

Shannon Helwig said...

I LOVE this Marta! Everything you make is magical! Did you shade with the gesso before or after painting with the mica powders?

Kathy Bradley said...

Your tiny art pieces are amazing!! I love each element and the colors.


Doesn't mica powder need to have something to hold it down if it doesn't have a binder in it? Is there one already in your powders or would I need to set it?
Lovely project--

Unknown said...

Beautiful Marta!

Debbie said...

Thank you for the ideas and I love the idea of tiny art. Beautiful. Debbie xx

Maremi's Small Art said...

I shaded it after colouring ☺

SewPaperPaint said...

I am kicking myself for not ordering this stamp last week! It looks fabulous colored with the powders this way, just fabulous! TFS!

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Such a gorgeous tag Marta! Love it :)

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