Love rainbows of colors! So I went with a rainbow of butterflies. I stamped the butterflies twice, colored both w/ Copics & set aside one for later. On the other, I did a very tricky out of the box Nestie technique on it using a long rectangle die. Normally, itís not this involved but I had so many points that were out of the box, including two little butterflies on the right that were almost entirely out of the box, that it was more complicated than usual. I used a Perfect Paper Crafting mini ruler set to get the very narrow borders on the cobalt layers.
I just rec'd a PPC color mister I wanted to try it out and see if I really could use my Copic markers with it. It worked great! So I masked the butterflies & used the spritzer w/ several colors using a light mist then used blender solution to splatter it. I cut out a few of the extra butterflies & attached them with foam tape for extra dimension.
Thanks so much for looking! Close ups and more details on the background are on my blog: The Write Stuff
Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014 GMT Views: 1452
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 80019
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 @ 12:20 PM
No wonder this has so many views - it just jumped out as I looked down through the gallery. That certainly was some complex out-of-the-box work, Julie, but it really makes those butterflies look as if they were floating mid-air.
I must check out the Perfect Layers mini - my gripe with the large set is that I can't go down to a really narrow mat layer the way they're meant to be used, only by cutting first and then centering and sticking.
Registered: February 3, 2005 Location: Delray Beach, FL Posts: 28259
Thu, Mar 20, 2014 @ 6:53 PM
Wow, Julie! This is gorgeous! Love the vibrant colors and great out-of-the-box technique, which I have to try again. I think I've done it once or twice, but it's so worth it! And I love the new color mister - beautiful effect! Hugs, sweet friend!