Fairy Dust Giveaway

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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Carla said...

Well, let me be the first to say I'd love to try it out! I've never used it before but love shiny and sparkly.

Dixie Redmond said...

Thanks, Carla!

Peggy said...

I love Mica flakes ~ use them a lot when making ornaments and Santas ~ how sad it would be for Fairy Dust to end up in the dust bin!!! They would certainly find a welcome home here.

edakid said...

I would use the mica flakes for ornaments and on some dolls! thanks for the giveaway.....

Unknown said...

How exciting! I need that fairy dust for the two fairies I'm making for the grans! They are such fairy princesses and I'm making fairies for them...would be wonderful for the wings!!!

Thanks for the chance!

Loria Designs said...

I would just love to have that Fairy Dust!! I create lots of fantasy based critters be it Dragons, fairies, little snails etc. This would fit right in! Not to mention sprinkling a little around for good luck!! Currently working on a doll that is going to need some Fairy Dust for her tutu. Thanks so much!

Sandy Mastroni said...

you know I LOVE that doll ..... would you give her to me ? ha ha
and I love Blumchen , I bought a few things from them years ago !
fairy dust > I will have to make a weird doll fairy I guess

Eileen said...

I'd really like to try it on some ATCs and collage work I have in progress. Thanks for the very generous giveaway!! XOXO

Nancy Malay said...

Hey Dixie, Well, I'm pretty sure there isn't anything I don't use it on! Also, Blumchen is a great place to find wonderful supplies! Fingers crossed!!! Nancy

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