Shizzle Design | Add Sparkle to Painted Furniture using American Paint Company’s Metallic Mica Powders VIDEO
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Add Sparkle to Painted Furniture using American Paint Company’s Metallic Mica Powders VIDEO

Add Sparkle to Painted Furniture using American Paint Company’s Metallic Mica Powders VIDEO

I’ve been having a lot of fun playing around with American Paint Company’s Mica Powders the past couple of weeks as we prepare for West Michigan’s Michigan’s Women’s Expo on March 14-16 at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids.   I’ll share more on that tomorrow.

In preparation for this event, we needed a sign for Shizzle Design

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I grabbed an old ornate frame and slapped on various colors using American Paint Company’s chalk & clay based mineral paints.


I know, looks pretty weird right?  No worries, I have plans for this puppy.  Just look what happens when you add a little Dark Wax and Copper Mica Powder.

American Paint Company’s Dark Wax & Copper Mica Powder

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Better Yet ~ watch my latest video below to see how I did it

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a hui hou ~ Shelly

  • Cheesehead Ann
    Posted at 22:10h, 27 February Reply

    Great job…looks fabulous!

    • Shelly
      Posted at 08:11h, 06 March Reply

      Thanks Cheesehead!

  • irisabbey
    Posted at 22:22h, 27 February Reply

    That frame looks gorgeous. Beautiful work.I just came across your post at Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Feature Friday. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

  • Beth H
    Posted at 22:40h, 27 February Reply

    That looks amazing!! I love those colors! Now I wish I would have gotten the copper instead of the silver. lol I haven’t tried my dust yet. I will now! Thanks for the tips.

    • Shelly
      Posted at 23:04h, 27 February Reply

      I like the silver too over other colors but the copper and pewter are my favorite. You’ll have fun with the grit too! That’s awesome in pieces that have a lot of texture.

  • Deb Owen
    Posted at 23:55h, 27 February Reply

    So gorgeous! And thanks for the tutorial! I just got some of the mica in pewter and I’m gathering the courage to use it ;-). I think copper will be my next purchase.

    • Shelly
      Posted at 08:17h, 06 March Reply

      Thanks Deb, those are my to favorites too!

  • Laura
    Posted at 11:30h, 28 February Reply

    Love that frame with the BLING!! It looks fantabulous!! If winter ever goes away, I have some projects to do and will have to get some of that mica 🙂

    • Shelly
      Posted at 18:25h, 03 March Reply

      I’m beginning to think it’s never going to end; -6 degrees this morning ~ again

  • loripecktc
    Posted at 14:37h, 28 February Reply

    It reminds me of Mermaid colors!! Can you describe the paint application with all those great colors?????

    • Shelly
      Posted at 18:25h, 03 March Reply

      I dump them all on a plate and slap it on

  • robyn
    Posted at 17:27h, 03 March Reply

    This is awesome! You are so talented 🙂

    • Shelly
      Posted at 08:12h, 06 March Reply

      Thanks, I try ~ lol

  • Gigi Harlan
    Posted at 15:08h, 04 March Reply

    I love this patina! I am definitely going to have to try that! Thank you for the video!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

    • Shelly
      Posted at 08:13h, 06 March Reply

      Thanks Gigi an Your welcome, they’re not fancy, but hopefully get the idea across

  • Karen Othic
    Posted at 12:56h, 05 March Reply

    how to paint a cloth headboard is it possible

    • Shelly
      Posted at 08:14h, 06 March Reply

      I would water the paint down quite thin and layer on a few coats

  • dadriscoll
    Posted at 14:47h, 07 March Reply

    Wow, that is so neat, Shelly! x

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