Interference Faux Malachite Gift Box

Interference "Faux Malachite" Gift Box

226 Days of VSN: Day 2:  Today is my second of “226 Days of VSN”. This time, I dipped into the July ’97 VSN for creative inspiration to turn a plan craft store box into something much more interesting.

Interference "Faux Malachite" Gift BoxBack in the ’90’s, we stampers became enamored of interference paints. These paints, available in both acrylic and watercolor versions, are very cool. When you squeeze out a little from the paint tube, it is a dull, actually kind of ugly, off-white. Not too exciting. Where it gets cool is when you brush, rub or pat the paint onto a dark surface. Put it on a surface like black, navy blue or hunter green and the hidden interference color (actually titanium coated mica chips) in the paint suddenly appears. So now you have a gorgeous green or blue or gold or whatever color on that dark surface. Beautiful magic!

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