Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Mica Shift Hearts


Mica Shift Hearts
Originally uploaded by coltpixy

These are made using a technique called mica shift. I love this because it looks 3 dimensional yet it is not. The pieces are smooth as glass. I made 15 of these to list on Art Fire but they all sold locally yesterday when friends dropped by and saw them and called more friends. Today I am going to make more so I can list them.
Google "mica shift" and you will find a great YouTube tutorial fully explaining the technique and its origins.
The two here were never for sale. The burnt orange one I made for my sister and the pink one is for my mom.

4 comments:

  1. Those little hearts are so pretty! Great technique, I wouldn't have known that they were not 3d hehe. I saw your avatar on artfire, and i was intrigued in your work :) good stuff!

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  2. Thank you! Wow I did not know you were on Art Fire. I have had your Etsy shop in my fav's for a while I love your work!

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  3. So pretty!
    I'm looking forward to seeing the new ones that you are working on!

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  4. Thank you! I just finished sanding and buffing a bunch of red ones. Will post photos tomorrow.

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