One of my favorite paper quilling embellishments that I’ve started using in the past couple years is a metallic edge.  I love the shiny metallic look added to my paper quilling, especially with jewelry! It is also great for adding special effects to quilling in frames, and for cardmaking and other paper crafts!  I put together a tutorial to show how I use mica watercolor pigments to achieve this awesome metallic look.



The paint I am using in this tutorial is one that I bought from USArtquest.  There are several different color shade palettes, depending on whether you want light colors, dark colors, etc.  There are also some options on Amazon.  I haven’t tried them, but the reviews are good.  Some are just sparkly/pearlescent, and others are mica like the ones I used.  The actual mica paints are more expensive.

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