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Like Moths To A Flame

Today we have Gayle presenting a wonderfully creative layout with a beautiful idea behind...
See for yourselves and feel inspired!

Hello lovely mixed media people.
Today I have a “shimmery” little page to show you that highlights Art Ingredients Mica Powders and Micro Beads. If you haven’t yet explored the possibilities of Mica Powder, I would really encourage you to try. They are very easy to use and they give a beautiful soft shimmery effect without being garish or too “glittery”.

I was thinking how Mica Powder is like the ‘dust’ that comes off of the wings of a moth, and it was that idea that inspired this page.

Roughly painted the centre of my page with Art Basics Heavy Black Gesso. I feel the shimmer of the powder shows up better on a darker background.
Stamped around the edges using images from Finnabair’s new Cling Stamp range.

I mixed Blue Mica Powder in a misting bottle with a little water and sprayed it ONTO (not through) the Sunrise Sunset Doily Stencil then flipped it onto my black background.

I used the really lovely “moth” stamp from 3rd Eye and painted its wings with Gold and Copper Mica Powder mixed with a little water.

I cut them out and then set them flying to the glow of the lamp.

Around the lamp is gold wire, Micro Beads in Copper and Pollen and some little bits of gold foil.
All these bits are stuck down with Art Basics Soft Matte Gel.

Just like moths are drawn to the light, we are compelled to create, to express ourselves, to show and record stories visually, to explore and play with different media, to have fun and dance in the light that is art.

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  1. Amazing! So much thought has gone into this!

  2. Gayle, gorgeous. I love the colors, textures and, especially, the theme of the light drawing us in like art

  3. Fabulous work. Love the composition and glimmer. The last close-up that includes the wire, beads and foil is just scrumptious!

  4. Really lovely Gayle. The little girl is so adorable holding the light and the moths are lovely as they fly towards it. Your use of the micas is so unique and it looks so perfect for the background. Just an adorable project. I'm smiling. j.

  5. I just love it. How clever is that. Love every bit!


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