Saturday, May 26, 2012

DIY Color Mist

I've been playing around in the craft studio and created some color mist to use on backgrounds and tags and this is what I have come up with and wanted to share.  Since I make soap from time to time I had mica powder on hand.  When I got started in crafting I bought a few pre-made bottles of color sprays to use and that is when I thought to myself, " I can make this stuff"; cause we all know to well that some of this stuff can get quite pricey.  So that is just what I did.  I tried a couple of different variations and the one I'm sharing is just plain rubbing alcohol and powdered mica.  The ratio of mixture is solely up to you.  A little mica color goes along way.  I first tried distilled water (another soaping staple), but that just beaded up on the paper to much.  This has a much nicer look to it. 

Here is just one link to a mica supplier, but there are many out there.

They come in all kinds of wonderful colors and even in shimmering tones.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you ENJOY!!

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