How to Use Mica Powders to Alter Chipboard

Use your mica powders to alter your chipboard pieces, creating a textured and aged appearance.

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How to Use Mica Powders to Alter Chipboard
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For this piece I used mica powders in purple and teal as well as embossing powder in bronze. This technique is actually based on a technique that I learned from Rae, Design Team member for Swirlydoos.

For this piece I used mica powders in purple and teal as well as embossing powder in bronze. This technique is actually based on a technique that I learned from Rae, Design Team member for Swirlydoos.

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First, cover the chipboard piece with the dimensional paint. The coverage does not need to be even. Again, this is a technique I learned from Rae. She used Perfect Pearls-you could here, too.

First, cover the chipboard piece with the dimensional paint. The coverage does not need to be even. Again, this is a technique I learned from Rae. She used Perfect Pearls-you could here, too.

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Here's the dimensional paint that was included in Swirlydoos December kit of the month.

Here's the dimensional paint that was included in Swirlydoos December kit of the month.

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Now, randomly sprinkle mica powders and bronze embossing powders over the chipboard piece.

Now, randomly sprinkle mica powders and bronze embossing powders over the chipboard piece.

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Here, I used purple.

Here, I used purple.

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Now, use the embossing heat gun to melt the embossing powders. This will cause the paint to bubble up a bit in places (I pushed the bubbles down). This will cause the distressed look.

Now, use the embossing heat gun to melt the embossing powders. This will cause the paint to bubble up a bit in places (I pushed the bubbles down). This will cause the distressed look.

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Here's a close look at the distressed piece. The mica powders are now set in the paint.

Here's a close look at the distressed piece. The mica powders are now set in the paint.

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Another close up,

Another close up,

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Here's one with the teal and purple mica powders mixed with the bronze embossing powders.

Here's one with the teal and purple mica powders mixed with the bronze embossing powders.

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The final piece.

The final piece.

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