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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!|
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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!