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Swallowtail Butterflies

Hi, Diane with you today.

I know you have seen the 'bokeh' technique

but I have a little 'refresher' course to encourage you

to make one of your own.



I started by taping my watercolor paper down with painters tape.

A little hint is to stick it onto your arm a few times to take

the stickiness out of it so when you remove it from your

paper it doesn't peel off some of the paper with it.



I used a water brush (Aqua Flow) and wet the paper pretty good .

I then used another brush and started adding a few Tim Holtz 

Distress Inks.  The colors I used on this were

mermaid lagoon~picked raspberry~squeezed lemonade.



Once I had the colors the way I wanted I used a card stock

(I heat set the ink first)

and punched out various sized circles and using the negative and a white craft ink.



I started sponging on the circles with the white ink, overlapping as I went .

I once again heat set the panel to dry it.


I ran the Anti Static Bag over the dried panel.

Using Versamark, I stamped on the Poppies image,

then embossed with Black Fine Detail Embossing Powder.



I used the large butterfly from the stamp set Swallowtail Butterflies,

stamped it with Versamark

and once again embossed with Black Detail embossing powder.

The butterfly was then stamped with Versamark again

and then embossed with Flashy Flamingo embossing powder.

I then fussy cut the butterfly out with Tonic Mini 5" scissors.

These work good for very detailed cutting.

To finish I adhered the panel to black card stock with 1/2" Tear-ific Tape

then added a ribbon/bow.

It was then once again adhered to a pink panel.



I hope you will give this technique a try,

there are so many color options to use.

Thank  you for visiting with me today!


Debbie LeMarbre on July 14 2017 at 09:28AM


Kelly Santi on June 18 2017 at 10:06AM

Oh how gorgeous! So detailed and bright and cheery! Love the glamorous butterfly to tit it all in ❤️

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