Friday, October 11, 2013

Creative Chemistry 102 Day 2 Butterfly

OK, so it is already Day 5, but I had so much work to do. I'm taking a break from it to try some more of the techniques in Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry 102 class. Day 2 focussed on stencils, one of my favorite tools. I like cutting my own stencils from transparency paper, which is slick and easy to sponge through, and thin enough to stamp through. This time, however, I used a stencil from Crafter'sWorkshop.

I made two samplers, and pasted them to the two sides of this middle sized butterfly. I was inspired by Tim's choice of blue and brown, but decided that I was in a green mood, and chose Distress Ink in Evergreen Bough and Vintage Photo instead.


I like the speckled appearance made from little specks of clear embossing powder. Here's a close-up.
Here's the start of my butterfly mobile project, including a butterfly made using Distress Paint as a resist, and here is a butterfly made using Distress Paint to create a faux patina look. Maybe there's time for another butterfly experiment before bed!
Thanks for looking.

3 comments:

  1. Gorgeous butterflies and color combo!

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  2. Hi Florence...gorgeous butterfly! You asked about what black inks I used on my Gelli prints...on the one with the bird I used a black fine tip Montana marker (acrylic paint in marker from). I also like PITT big brush pens as well as Sharpie paint markers. -Julie (http://allthatglittersscrapbooking.blogspot.ca/)

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    1. Thank you so much, Julie, for your compliment and your reply. I think I have a paint marker somewhere (impulse purchase). That might be just the thing. I love my first prints, but I want to embellish them to make the designs pop out a bit more, and I am not crazy about the media that I have tried so far. Thanks again. -Florence

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