After reading Lydia's explanation about glazing techniques, I decided to see what I could do with this. I applied Mod Podge with a paint brush to the bloom and butterflies; it brightened them a bit but not enough. So I decided to try painting them with the Silks Shimmer acrylic glazes and liked the results fairly well - except for the blotchy butterflies. Nothing to do but re-create them.
I sponged two spots of Distress Ink onto cream cs, one Wild Honey and one Milled Lavender, and stamped the butterflies onto their respective colors with VersaFine Onyx Black. They were heat embossed with clear ep and the images colored with Inktense pencils. I applied the Silks glazes and fussy cut them when dry. I formed the wings with my fingertips and attached them to the card with Scor-Tape. I am really pleased with the final result.
As always, thanks for looking!
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013 GMT Views: 1299
SCS Community Manager Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Alumni
Registered: July 29, 2004 Location: Austin, TX Posts: 37724
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 @ 5:07 AM
Wow - this is gorgeous - I like Marie's description of vivid - perfect! The butterflies are the perfect saturation of color against the background. And way to recycle challenge pieces - I love it when that happens!!