7 Ways To Use Mica Powder in Craft Projects

May 2, 2023
7 Ways To Use Mica Powder in Craft Projects

When creative people walk into a craft store or start exploring an online store, they can feel like a kid in a candy shop. There are endless amazing possibilities, and it’s hard to know where to start. Mica powder is one of the most versatile craft supplies you can get. But even if you start there, you can still feel overwhelmed with options.

To help you narrow down the list of potential craft projects, we have seven ways to use mica powder. Several of these uses, such as epoxy resin and candles, are further detailed in other blogs on our website that you can explore if you need directions.

Mix Mica Powder Into Epoxy Resin

Epoxy resin is one of the most popular ways to use mica powder. Follow the directions on the epoxy resin for mixing, and then scoop your desired amount of mica powder out of its container. Carefully dump the scoop of mica powder into the epoxy resin and start mixing, scraping down the sides as you go.

Once the mica powder and epoxy resin are thoroughly combined, you can use the resin to make various crafts. You can pour it into silicon molds that can shape everything from coasters to jewelry. You can also get larger wooden molds, and pouring colored epoxy resin into these molds can make beautiful charcuterie boards, trays, and tables. The possibilities are endless.

Create Your Own Paint With Mica Powder

Another popular use for mica powder is making your own paint. There are many types of paints in the world, and mica powder can act as a colorant in all of them. You can mix mica powder into DIY watercolors, acrylic paint, oil paint, and furniture stains. Once thoroughly mixed, most of these paints are ready for use, and you can start painting with them.

If you want to make a custom paint color without starting from scratch, you can do that as well. Just buy white or clear paint of your choice and add mica powder to it. Mix thoroughly until the color is evenly distributed. You can add multiple mica powder colors if you want to make a custom color or use one color you love.

Decorate Paper Crafts With Mica Powder

You can use the custom paint from above in your paper crafts, but that’s not the only way to decorate with mica powder. If you prefer to decorate paper crafts with stamp art, you can use mica powder as your colorant. Press your stamp into clear ink, and then press the stamp onto the paper. Use a brush or your finger to rub the mica powder over the clear stamp, and you’ll have a beautiful paper craft.

Other mica powder paper crafts include a DIY shimmer spray and colorful Mod Podge glaze. For shimmer spray, you’ll need to mix mica powder, isopropyl alcohol, and your desired glaze, such as Mod Podge. Pour this mixture into a spray bottle, and you can leave a shiny, colorful mist on your paper crafts. For a colorful glaze, simply mix your mica powder and Mod Podge together before using the glaze on the paper craft of your choice.

Add Mica Powder to DIY Beauty and Body Products

Craft projects are a large category that includes beauty and body products. Since mica powder is natural, it is a safe colorant for these homemade products. However, some manufacturers may add unsafe ingredients to their mica powders, so always check that the mica powder you want is safe. Our mica powders here at Eye Candy Pigments are safe for you to use however you wish.

In beauty products, mica powder adds color and shine. This makes it an excellent addition to homemade bronzer, blush, eyeshadow, lipstick, and nail polish. You can also achieve the same colorful, shiny effect in body products. Adding mica powder to homemade soaps, bath bombs, body butters, bath salts, and lotions will take your DIY products to the next level.

Mix Mica Powder With Polymer Clay

Mica powder is an excellent colorant for various projects, including polymer clay. The stickiness of the clay means you can work the mica powder into it without leaving a trail of colorful dust behind. This is ideal if you simply want to color the clay itself. Alternatively, you can apply mica powder to a texture sheet or stamp that you then apply to the clay craft. Like the paper craft ideas, you can also use a brush to dust the surface of the clay with a colorful, shiny layer of mica powder. Whatever method you use, you should apply the powder to the clay before allowing the clay to cure so that the mica powder has the best chance of staying on your craft.

Use Mica Powder in Homemade Slime

Slime is a particular type of craft that has taken the world by storm. The internet is full of videos featuring slime tutorials to try at home. The easiest way to make your own slime is to buy a clear slime you like and then mix in whatever fun additions you want, such as mica powder for color and plastic beads for texture. However, if you want to make slime from scratch, you can. Simply mix white or clear liquid glue, water, baking soda, and saline solution. Once you have your perfect slime base, you can mix in mica powder for color and any fun additions you want. Store your slime in an airtight container to give it the longest life span possible.

Decorate DIY Candles With Mica Powder

Our last way to use mica powder in craft projects is to make your own candles. Melt your wax as usual, then add small amounts of mica powder. Mix thoroughly to ensure clumps won’t stick to and clog your wick. If you want to avoid the risk of clogged wicks entirely, you can make candles as normal and then brush the surface with mica powder. This creates a colorful, shiny effect as soon as you light it without clogging the wick. Alternatively, you can use wooden wicks in your candle, as they are less likely to clog.

Mica powder is wonderfully versatile and ideal for almost any craft project. If you need mica in a pink color or any other color of mica powder for one of your creative projects, Eye Candy Pigments can help you. We have a range of pigments to pick from, so you can always find the color you need.

7 Ways To Use Mica Powder in Craft Projects