Thicker pieces of mica can be attached to a page using small brads. The object to be covered is first glued to the page. Then the page is placed on a piece of wood and the mica is position over the image. Hold the mica in place as you carefully punch or drill holes through the mica and page. Below is an example of mica fastened using small brads. I burned a small window in the preceding page creating a small reveal.
Be aware, adding paper, mica, pressed flowers and brads all add additional thickness to the page. These additions can cause the book to gape. You can offset the added thickness by removing pages or adding windows.
Pages with windows
This can be used to reveal some of the contents. To make rectangular and square windows I use a 6 inch narrow metal ruler, a small piece of mat board and a sharp X-Acto retractable pen knife to carefully make small precision cuts. Below is the finished page window and the rusted imprint that was glued to the following page.