Monday, April 18, 2016

Butterfly Flutterby

We are going to create this quick and simple mixed media card using the 'Scrape Painting' technique. This technique can be used for many cards, art journal pages and canvases just by changing the color, stencil and main focal image.

Time: 1 hour + dry time
Level: Beginner

Directions:
1. Trim white cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11 inches and score at 5 1/2 inches to create a top folding card. Cut an additional piece of white cardstock at 3 3/4 x 5 inches. Cut blue cardstock at 4 x 5 1/4 inches. Cut a piece of silver cardstock at 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.
2. Apply a small amount of Teal Zeal irresistible Pico Embellisher on a craft mat and dilute with water. Use an old gift card and drag it though the dilute ink.  Quickly scrap the ink over the surface of the cardstock measuring 3 3/4 x 5 inches, leaving the edges white.  Apply additional layers as needed. Let dry.
3. Place a honeycomb stencil on the right side of the card and sponge with Azure StazOn ink. Let dry. Ink a splatter stamp with Azure ink and stamp over the honeycomb pattern.
4. Cut the mixed media card base about 3/4 quarters of the way down (refer to the photo). Paste the silver cardstock between the two cuts on the backside leaving an 1/8 inch gap. Affix the decorated layer as in the reference photo. Affix the butterfly to the card base. Rub the card base with an embossing buddy to eliminate the static and moisture. Emboss the sentiment in the upper left corner with VersaMark and sliver embossing powder. Emboss the center of the butterfly and the antennae with VersaMark marker and silver embossing powder.

Tip: Have you ever needed a specific color of a pearl or crystal, and the ones you have just don't fit? All you need is a permanent marker and the pearl or crystal.  It is best to color them on the plastic backing before affixing to the project. Let dry. Fro this project, I created three silver pearls by coloring them with a silver permanent marker.

Supply List
Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko:
Other:
Stampin Up: Sincere Salutations stamp set, Butterfly die cut and pearls, Ranger silver embossing powder, Silver Galaxy marker, Faber-Castell 101 stencil collections.
Miscellaneous:
Craft mat, water, heat tool, splatter stamp, adhesive, paper cutter, old gift card, sponge and cardstock in white, blue and silver.

Directions with photos available on the Imagine Crafts blog here.

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