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The corner flourish stamp is from Tim Holtz Regal Flourish set. I also used his Butterfly Tissue Tape from the Sketchbook set. The sentiment stamp is from a set of unknown origin! Brads are from Stampin' Up! I used Distress Inks for the background (can't remember the colours I used; I usually write it down for when I post but I forgot!). After inks were applied, a shot of Glimmer Mist Caribbean Blue; hence the blob underneath the sentiment!
Now here's where the fun part comes in! I bought a Ranger's Melting Pot! My latest toy! I brushed melted beeswax over the entire tag; a little extra at the top. Then I used a flourish stamp while the wax was still hot and made the impressions! I saw this technique in Craft Stamper Magazine, August 2011 issue. Louise, a co-worker also tried it. You can have a look at her awesome beeswax card here. I also melted some UTEE, added some Glitter Ritz, Sand and then brushed it on her wings. Fabulous technique! I am "stung" for sure! (sorry!)
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|A closer look at the stamped flourish in the wax|
|You can see the Glitter Ritz sparkling in the UTEE on her wings. I inked her edges with DI Vintage Photo. Her clothes were already tinted.|
|Her wings were glued down, but with all the beeswax and UTEE, they popped up! I rather like the 3D look!|
1. Card and Scrap: Decorate a Tag
2. Take a Word #45: Butterflies
3. Art With No Boundaries: Anything Goes
4. Just For Fun: Say it with WORDS
I couldn't find a music video on butterflies, but, here's a great video of Suze Weinberg, who developed the Melting Pot, giving a demo using beeswax. She shows more detail and added textures. I'm loving the beeswax! Want to explore it more!
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Honoured and proud! This butterfly tag was selected as "Top 3" at the Art With No Boundaries, Anything Goes Challenge! Thank you very much for selecting my tag! Congrats to Claire and Samara, and everyone who entered! Fabulous artwork from everyone!