Saturday, October 3, 2015

Go For the Gold Class Challenge

Sometimes I find the time to enter a challenge and this card is for this.  I want to thank Sandy Allnock for the time she has put into bringing this class of using different gold mica products.  It was a fun class full of beautiful art projects to try.

You can find this class over on Sandy's blog here: 

Since it took me all week working off and on for this card I have only completed the challenge for only day one.  I did not have any of the products she used but was able to find similar products to use.  I used gold mica powders mixed with Golden's Soft Gel - semigloss mixed with the mica powder.  But in the end while I got the dimension I did not get the bright shine that I knew the mica powder really had.  After it dried I added a tiny bit of Lumiere paint for the green and over the top then added some Ranger Metallic Paints in Gold.  By doing this I was able to get the same look that Sandy was able to accomplish with one product.  Whew, well at least it all worked.  I could not get the gold brightness to show, no amount of tweaking the photo in Photoshop would bring out the yellow gold, it just continued to be an orange color.  Maybe I don't know what I am doing with the photo program The card is very shiny bright in real.  What do you think?

Thank you for taking the time to look.  Have a wonderful blessed day.



  1. You did a beautiful job ! Love how you showed the close up. Great idea!

  2. Way to go making something with what you had on hand - thanks for going for the gold!!

  3. I think your leaves are very pretty. I love the depth of the texture you achieved! Very pretty!

  4. The dimension and texture is amazing~

  5. So pretty! Those leaves are amazing!