Welcome... to the second week of the Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop!
I'm participating this week and I'm super excited to share my project because it uses a super cute (and very versatile) die - the Score Board Butterfly by Eileen Hull!
I knew right away what I wanted to try with these adorable little butterflies... so I got right to work on this pretty little wall hanging.
Step 1 -Apply fusible webbing onto the bottom half of a 6x8 inch and a 4x6 inch canvas and prime with gesso. (let dry completely)
Step 2 - Mask off squared areas and airbrush a variety of different colors onto the surface. Make sure to use darker shades and apply a nice thick layer of color.
Step 3 - Drip colorless blender solution (or a light color ink) from the refill bottle onto the surface.
Step 4 - Quickly blow the pooling and blending ink around with compressed air (using the ABS with my compressor here...)
Step 5 - Repeat steps 3 and 4 as necessary. Let dry completely. Each canvas will be unique.
Step 6 - Cut out 3 or 4 butterflies from ScoreBoard. Apply a thin coat of glass gel bead medium over each cut out.
Step 7 - Airbrush the butterflies while medium is still wet.
Step 8 - Heat with a heat tool. This will "boil" the acrylic medium creating bubbles of texture and will consolidate the color. It also will "warp" the ScoreBoard a bit giving nice dimension to the cut outs.
Step 9 - Paint or stamp a sentiment or quote on the dried canvas.
Step 10 - Adhere smaller canvas to larger canvas and attach butterfly shapes. Paint dotted trail.
I was so excited about how these butterflies were turning out I started thinking about other projects I could do with them... I just loved the glittery, bubbly, colorful dimension I was able to create with them... so I'm thinking... magnets, pins, hair clips, neckalaces, gift tags with bows... the possibilities are endless!
Thank you SO much for stopping by... you can check out what the other designers did with the ScoreBoard Butterfly Die by clicking the Hop Forward or Hop Backward links in the button below.
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