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Old 09-12-2012, 04:39 PM   #1
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I'm fairly new to stamping and may have gotten far ahead of myself with this idea. Just did a forum and You Tube search and couldn't find what I am looking for..............I want to apply Mica on my Christmas cards to give an image of snowflakes falling in a random pattern. Do I spray an adhesive and then sprinkle the flakes? Will the adhesive dry and show in areas that do not receive any Mica. I guess the operative word here is random. Is Mica the product I should use or is there another product that would look like snow and be easier to work with. The Mica has been purchased. Just today I bought some glitter and have been watching tutorials on how to apply that, so now you know how new I am.

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Old 09-12-2012, 06:42 PM   #2
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You may find some help here: USArtQuest

http://www.craftyavenue.com/freebies...lakesEbook.pdf

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For 'bumpy' or other materials other than paper, I love the liquid glass stuff. You can get it from a Close To My Heart lady, or Stampin' Up!. I'm not sure about other brands as I haven't used them, but I'm sure there are similar products at your local craft store.
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i'd say a dry adhesive such as double sided tape or sheets but depends if you want a random look or not.
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So you have fine mica flakes like glitter? They also come in huge flakes like glass pieces. When I clicked thru from the newsletter, that's what I was thinking of. How big/small are they?
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The Crafty Avenue and Craft Fave links were extremely helpful (I'm already familiar with USArtQuest). The Craft Fave projects were lovely.
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