What is Mica?

Mica is a mineral that comes in a variety of colors and can be easily separated into thin transparent sheets. We’ve processed our high quality white mica into small flakes much like the ‘Vintage Mica Snow’ of the early 1900s.

In addition to being beautiful, it’s non-toxic, tough, chemically inert, transparent, and waterproof. It can also withstand temperatures of over 1100 °F!

How do I use mica?

For a mica dusting effect, lightly spray the object with a clear adhesive spray and sprinkle the mica over it. Let dry and shake or brush off excess flakes. Great for use in florals and wreaths.

For a solid look, use a mixture of clear white glue and water (enough to make the glue easy to paint with). Taking an old paint brush, paint the area you wish to cover and then roll the item in mica. Use your fingers to push the mica firmly into the glue. As it dries, continue to smooth the flakes flat.

For a bright snow effect, use white paint as the glue. Then roll the object in the mica flakes or sprinkle the mica onto the object. Greate for pinecones.

For a mica shimmer, use a strainer to shake only the tiny flakes and powder onto your wet (glued, sprayed, or painted) item.

If you are using more than a little bit of mica at a time, it is recommended to use a painter’s face mask to avoid breathing in the mica dust.

Who uses mica flakes?

  • Crafters
  • Folk artists
  • Decorators
  • Fused glass artists
  • Wedding designers
  • Special effects artists
  • Christmas tree flockers
  • Costume designers
  • Scrap bookers
  • Floral designers
  • Candle makers
  • Set decorators
  • Model railroaders
  • Doll house builders
  • Cement & Rock Fabricators