In the process of trying to clean out my creativity zone I found this bag of fairy dust also known as "mica flakes" from the great state of Maine. What to do? One can't throw away fairy dust, it's bad luck. I am having a really hard time sending some things to the recycling center because ahem what if they got thrown away? So in the coming weeks I will be doing giveaways of some great artsy supplies. They don't fit into my creative goals but they may be just in line for what you do or want to do!
Here's who can enter: United States residents
Here's how you enter: Leave a comment here at the end of this post. Tell me what you use "fairy dust" for or what you hope to use it for. I will announce the winner next Wednesday. If you are the winner you will need to send me your email address so I can get your shipping information. Good luck!
What you will get: A zip baggie of about 1 1/2 cups of mica flakes. This is a lot of mica!
Mica flakes are sold through Blumchen, which can give you an idea of its uses from their website. Mica flakes are often used in Victorian and old style ornaments. So if you're a Santa or ornament maker or fairy doll maker this might be just up your alley. A little of this goes a long way. If you want you can put it in cheese cloth and let the dust come out and it gives a subtle shimmer without being too flaky looking. I used it on the snow-woman above to give some shine without overwhelming her.
Please tell your friends
who make Victorian style ornaments or fairies.
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