Hello and TFL!
Here is a card where I recycled a KLEENEX BOX, all the butterflies here are from that box. I split the cardboard in half --- by DIE CUTTING FIRST, the butterflies from the full strength box. Then I laid a moist stamp cleaning shammy on top of the butterfly die for just a minute and then PULLED the cardboard in half. Leaving the colored page layer AND the brown cardboard layer as two matching separate pieces. I did this to A LOT of butterflies.. hahah.. so i will have some to do another time. I loved it the outcome of the thinner cardboard. shape-able made it the very best.
I finger painted white Gesso on both the Vintage Burlap bg (wing strokes, I hoped) and on the Kleenex brown cardboard butterflies (the 2 small ones at the bottom)
I stamped the S U Butterfly Wishes stamp set floral stem onto the small butterfly bottom left AND if you look closely the INSIDE - Right Wing of the very large butterfly in the middle. (there are 2 wings on that side)
I stamped the S U Butterfly Wishes stamp set Butterfly (in distress black) on the small wing on bottom right. curved it and layered it on top of the colored Kleenex box wing.
I sponged Black Soot distress around the edges of the wings and it took well, even on the semi-shiny Kleenex box patterned paper.
I sewed the wings with a sewing machine at the top left (white Kleenex box pattern wing) and the lower right wing that was stamped with the S U Butterfly Wishes stamp on top of the wing that was gesso'd.
I printed the words from my computer and layered them on S U Basic Black paper. set them up on dimensionals. Also used Black dimensionals under the very TOP RIGHT curved Kleenex patterned wing (in orange) that stands up curved enough that in person you can clearly see the brown cardboard wing underneath, stamped with the floral stem stamp.
This card is for an artist friend of mine, and RECYLED or something strange, ... is just up her alley and when she gets this (hand delivered) card later this week, I know she will find it super fun!!
different... love expressed, and FUN!
hope this encouraged someone to use some of the pretty patterns that KLEENEX gives to you ... : )
Date: Sunday, April 3, 2022 GMT Views: 454
Stamps: S U Butterfly Wishes, Unity Stamp Co Vintage Burlap
Paper: 120lb White base, Bazzill Dark Kraft, S U Basic White and Black, a KLEENEX BOX
Paper Size: A7
Ink: Tim Holtz distress ink Soot, Walnut, S U Crumb Cake, Mango melody, Pumpkin Pie, BB Sugar, Ranger INk Black Tie
Accessories: Digital paper Maremi small art website layered undered butterflies, S U Stitched Rectangle die, white GESSO (finger painted in 'wing strokes'), S U Sizzix Beautiful Butterflies die, S U Linen thread, pc words printed and digi paper printed, dimensionals
Registered: June 4, 2009 Location: Deatsville, Alabama Posts: 71067
Sun, Apr 03, 2022 @ 6:06 PM
I love this, Teresa. I totally got the wing movement of your white paint before I even read about. The double layers are great and the whole feel is outstanding. Your friend will treasure this creative and artistic card. Hugz to you and so glad to see you posting a new creation.
------------------------------ Nancy Williams - Hope your day is Spirit-filled and ink-filled (in that order)! DRS Designs-DT, Punchkateer, Favorites Notification Team, Dirty Dozen Alumni
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 45460
Sun, Apr 03, 2022 @ 6:10 PM
WOW this is amazing! I love your recycled butterflies...I've seen others use the prints from tissue boxes...great idea! The texture and sense of movement are fantastic. Your friend will love getting this ...hand delivered of course.
Registered: September 17, 2007 Location: Illinois Posts: 4919
Wed, Apr 06, 2022 @ 6:32 PM
Oh wow this is so cool, I can't tell you how many tissue boxes I have ready to play with, I love how you used them with the butterflies and I like your use of the gesso on the background too. Like the stitching on it too!