Friday, January 6

Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot???

Have you ever made something awhile ago and now forget how to do it? Well that's the story of my life it seems these days...  I came across this darling card and knew it looked familiar... Like an old acquaintance I had forgot!!!...  It's just using the watercolor technique to make some darling paper pansies with the butterfly punch...

So here's the tutorial once again from The Paper Stamper, Kathy Schweinfurth...

Supplies Needed
  • Butterfly Punch
  • Refill inks (I use Elegant Eggplant and Daffodil Delight)
  • White cardstock (shimmery or plain works, too)
  • AquaPainter
  • Small water spritzer
  • Thin-tipped marker (I use Elegant Eggplant)

    1.  Punch out two butterflies from White Cardstock with butterfly punch and place on folded paper towel.

    2.  Spritz water a few times onto butterfly.

    3.  Dip AquaPainter into ink.  Gently touch on edges of butterfly allowing it to go into the water.  Ink will begin to spread and swirl.  You may need to spritz again to get it to spread.  You can outline the edges a little darker, if neccessary.

    4.  Add yellow ink to center.

    5.  Allow to dry or speed up the process with a heat gun.

    6.  Using a fine-tipped marker, draw lines in center starting from the middle of the butterfly and shooting out toward the edge.

    7. Roll top and bottom part of butterfly around a thin paint brush or pencil.  Then, flatten out a bit.

    8. Layer butterflies - criss-cross - and put hole in the centers.

    9.  Fasten with brad (I use mini gold brads, but any coordinating fastener will do).
Here's to Auld Lang Syne!

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