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Glitter and Beads and Mica, Oh My!

Posted by Jennifer Snyder

Love beads and glitter and the lush colors that micas create?

Beads, glitter and gorgeous micas are trendy right now. They are fun to use and add glitz to any project. And who doesn't love glitz? Here are some unique ways to add mica, beads and glitter to projects and artwork. Artwork provided by Special Guest Artist - Rebecca Morris. Thanks Rebecca.

A great way to make the beads and glitter stick to projects is by using Matte Gel Medium or 3D Matte Gel Medium as a base. Dab some gel medium to your projects and sprinkle on beads and glitter. It acts as a glue and dries clear.

You can mix the gel mediums with mica powders also and apply to projects to give them a shimmery sheen.



Products Used:

Prima - Finnabair - Art Basics 3D Matte Gel

Prima - Finnabair -Art Basics Soft Matte gel

Prima - Finnabair - Art Ingredients Mica Powder - Blue

Prima - Finnabair - Art Ingredients Mica Powder - Gold

Prima - Finnabair -Art Ingredients Mica Powder - Rust

Prima - Finnabair -Art Ingredients Micro Beads - Black

Prima - Finnabair -Art Ingredients Micro Beads - Berry

Prima - Finnabair- Art Ingredients Glass Beads Cobalt Blue

Prima - Finnabair -Art Ingredients Micro Beads - Copper

Prima - Finnabair -Art Ingredients Mica Flakes Mulberry

Prima - Finnabair -Art Ingredients Glass Beads Zinc

Prima - Finnabair -Art Ingredients Glass Beads Plum

Prima - Finnabair -Art Ingredients Glass Glitter - Gold Rush

Prima - Finnabair -Art Ingredients Glass Glitter - Copper

Here is a cool, dramatic wine box colored with Mica and adorned with beads and chains. You can see Rebecca's amazing close ups and tutorial here.


This is an altered box from a garage sale. You can see Rebecca's close up here.

This clock was given a facelift using Prima Finnabair Mixed Media products and Rebecca's imagination. You can see her process here.

Rebecca chose to use Prima Finnabair Glass Glitter in this box to add sparkle and texture. You can see her post with close ups here.

Sometimes beads are used in an untraditional way - with such stunning results. Rebecca Morris adds them to the nooks and crannies of a decorated purse.

Beads can be used to enhance tags and journal pages. Rebecca has added some beads to the centers of her fabric flowers.

Thanks, Rebecca Morris, for letting me showcase your amazing talent and art.