NEW Luster Mica Powders from Intoxicating Arts!

We now have 19 different Luster Mica Powder colors available for sale on our website!

Luster Mica Powders are a great way to add some shimmer to your next project! Each 1/2 ounce jar includes 6 grams by weight of powder. The powder has a built in binder. That means you can mix it with just regular water and it will stick to paper, chipboard, cardboard, wood, canvas, and other porous surfaces!

Here are some other ways you can use Luster Mica Powders:
• Mix with other fluid or semi-fluid mediums such as acrylic paints, gloss gel, glue, etc. You can use it to tint or add shimmer to existing colored acrylic paints.
•Mix with Encaustic Wax . (some of the powders are not stable in wax, so we advise testing it out before making a full batch)
• Mix with Resin or brush into molds before pouring
• Mix with clay or brush on top before baking
•Stamp with embossing ink and then brush the mica powder over the stamped image. Mist with a fine mist water bottle to seal in the design.
• Make your own Mica Spray mists! Make sure to only mix a little at a time, since a little goes a long way. Use warm water to help the binder and powder mix well. Let sit for about 10 minutes and then shake up. You will want to use a fine mist spray bottle for the best effects. It also helps to swirl a little between sprays since the mica will settle to the bottom. You can make multiple spray mists from one jar. I would recommend not putting any more than one grams of powder per one ounce of water.
Here’s a video covering all of the colors we have to offer. We have even more colors to be released and I will be making technique videos in the coming months!
 

Thanks for stopping by!

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Jingle All the Way!

As we get closer to Christmas I start frantically making Christmas cards while trying to design new laser cuts for Valentine’s Day. It puts me in a cross of thinking about reds and greens , as well as love and hearts. I think this card shows my mood pretty well!

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The paper is from Lawn Fawn’s Snow Day collection. See those adorable hearts on the music sheets? So Cute! The tag is a Lawn Fawn stamp, but the sentiment is one that I got in the dollar bin from Michael’s a few years ago. I used my tiny attacher to adhere the tag.20141214_144548The light bulbs you see here are the some of my wood laser cuts that have been colored with Luster Mica Powders. The Green one is actually Luster Mica Spray Mist in Turtle Town and the red one is Maui Magma mixed with a little 24 Karat Gold. I am working on getting the powders released as soon as possible. They do have some nice shimmer to them that didn’t really come through in the camera. The embossed the tops of the lightbulbs with green embossing powder and then threaded them with floral wire and added a little bell. I had to make sure it would have enough room to jingle which just took a little bit of finagling. This was actually a pretty simple card. I hope you enjoyed seeing it. Thanks for stopping by!

 

Happy Birthday Card for Sister

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When I set out to make this card, I was trying to interpret a technique I learned from Jennifer Mcguire on her You tube channel. She used texture paste and watercolors and a vellum overlay,  along with some die cuts to make a house warming card.  I used embossing powder and the Stampers Best (discount code shown on the right side of my blog page! ) hounds tooth background stamp.  Then I sprayed it with Luster Mica Spray Mist in Hawaiian Shores and Hawaiian Orchid. I die cut vellum from a Spellbinders die and stamped using an inexpensive acrylic stamp that I’ve had for a few years.  The cupcakes are from Lawn Fawn’s Beep Boop Birthday stamp set.  The cupcakes were colored with Distress Markers and used to cover up the glue dots I placed on the back. I found some ribbon and a flat back embellishment from my stash and added that for a little more interest.  I was so happy to find the perfect stamp for the inside in one of my ‘never been used’ Tim Holtz cling stamp sets!  Here’s the inside:

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I flicked Luster Spray Mist on the inside by unscrewing the cap and tapping the “straw” part of the cap assembly.  I’m pretty happy with how this card came out and just might have to do it again! Thanks for stopping by!

Buy Luster Mica Spray Mists now!

$24.95 for 6 pack of 2 ounce bottles.

I finally got the Luster Mica Spray Mists posted for sale on our website. Click the picture about for more in depth information or to purchase. I have only posted them as a 6 pack set so far. This gives you a discounted rate of $4.15 each!

Luster Mica Spray Mists Are Almost Here!!

UPDATE : They are available for sale now in a 6 pack for $24.95! Just Click here. 

 

We are in the final stages of having these ready for sale, so let me tell you a little more about them.

First off, let’s introduce the colors:

Hawaiian Shores – a creamy light tan color with white shimmer

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Turtle Town – green with gold and light green shimmer

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Shallow Waters- light blue with aqua and light green shimmer

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Deep Sea Dive- deep blue with blue and aqua shimmer

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Hawaiian Orchid- magenta with violet shimmer

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Black Sand Beach – light ,almost grey, black with stunning white and silver shimmer

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Our spray mists come in a fine mist spray bottle with a mixing ball. All you need to do is swirl it around a few times before spraying and the mixing ball does all the work for you. If you have used other spray mists before, you know that the mica can get stuck and it takes some rigorous shaking to get it loose. That is why I knew our sprays needed a mixing ball. It makes it so easy to mix!

I have been spraying these bottles and testing them for months now and I have not had any clogging issues. Clogging is another common problem with these spray mists. I use finely milled mica powders along with a fine-mist sprayer that was chosen after testing others that had failed. I wanted to ensure there would be no clogging.

Each label has been sprayed with the same Luster color that’s in your bottle. This makes it easy to know exactly what the color will look like on white paper by having a visual swatch right in front of you. Many times the color in the bottle or on a printed label is not what it actually looks like on white paper. We have taken the extra effort to provide you with a real swatch on the bottle. Many of the Luster colors are two-toned and will look very different on black or dark papers. For instance, Hawaiian Orchid looks very pink on white but it looks more purple on black.

Each bottle is packed full of beautiful and lustrous shimmer. Spray on cardstock, canvas, wood, and any other porous surface! Luster sprays are perfect for use with stencils too.

We only use FD&C (Food, Drug, and Cosmetic) and D&C (Drug and Cosmetic) safe ingredients. By purchasing Luster Mica Spray Mists you are also supporting manufacturing in the United States! Our sprays are hand-made in small batches which ensures great quality control. All bottles come with a heat shrink seal to prevent spills and shipment. It’s also just so satisfactory to pull of that seal off a brand new item, isn’t it?!

As if all of the above wasn’t great enough, these spray mists are super affordable! The 2 ounce bottle is $4.89 and the 4 ounce bottle is a real bargain at only $7.69! There will be discounts for buying the whole set too.

If you have any questions about our spray mists that have not been answered in this blog post, please feel free to send me an e-mail at intoxicatingarts@gmail.com and I will be happy to answer your questions!

Luster Mica Spray Mists – Coming Soon!

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Hi everyone who stops by my little blog! I’ve been really busy lately working on developing my own Spray mists. Currently,  I only have one color finished which is Mermaid Tears . It’s a beautiful blue with a hint of green and a lot of silver shimmer! I just got my potential bottles in today, so I slapped on a mock label so I could see what it might look like in the end. So, I thought I would share it with all of you.  The 4 oz bottle with the upgraded sprayer is pictured. I will also be offering a 2 oz bottle with the more traditional spray top that we have all grown accustomed to when using spray mists. I still need to test these sprayers to make sure they are going to hold up to the demands . That is, they must be fine mist and anti-clog . I’ll be sure to keep everyone posted !

The New “Must Have” Crafting Tool

Have you seen the Distress Marker Spritzer that Tim Holtz came out with?!

Here’s a video below:

It’s basically a re-release of an old tool that has been around in crafting for a while. It makes sense to re-release it being that stencils are so “in” right now. I think it is so awesome! You can create an airbrush effect with ANY of your markers! I thought they were so cool that I had to get one for myself and carry them in my store 🙂 . MSRP is $15.00 , but I have them at 10% off right now, so they are $13.50 for a new release item. I also got many other new CHA 2014 Ranger products listed at my eBay store. Check it out here, http://stores.ebay.com/Intoxicating-Arts . Just click on the category you want on the left side of the screen.

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Prima Marketing Color Bloom Sprays

Prima Marketing Color Bloom Sprays

I just wanted to let everyone know that I have all of the 22 new Color Bloom Spray mists from Prima Marketing on order! I am so excited to see how these work. I love my Smooch Spritz, but they clog on me and they’re kind of pricey for the small amount that you get. Color Bloom sprays are seperated into Sweet Pastels, Vintage Tones and Foils, and Sultry Shimmers. They were designed with an anti-clogging nozzle that gives you control of your spray. You can make it have a splatter effect or a full coverage spray. Based on the videos I have seen, the other spray mist manufacturers should be a little worried. These look like a game changer!

Click on the photo to check out the Blog post that Prima Marketing posted about their new sprays!

Shimmer Flight Halloween Card

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Flash Picture

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Angled without flash

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Angled with flash

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Close-up of moon area

This was one of those cards I made up as I went along. I really like how it came out, which was nice because it seems to be hit or miss with those types of cards. The background was done using 4 different smooch spritz colors. The moon was punched with a 1-1/2″ circle punch. The clouds and lightening bolt were cut on my eclips . The background paper is from a Martha Stewart mat pad. Various distress inks were used throughout. The moon was colored using Spectrum Noire markers. The lightening bolt was colored using one of the new metallic distress stains. The bird stamp and cityscape on the edge die are both Tim Holtz. If you need specifics or a tutorial on anything, just let me know!

Thanks for stopping by 🙂