Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Butterfly Bookmark

I decided not to make this into a card. Instead, it stands as is to be used as a bookmark. 

I don't have much experience in using stencils and embossing paste. I think it turned out pretty well, and I hope to learn more about this technique.





How I made this bookmark:

I started with a piece of watercolor paper. It's heavy and thick, and it won't usually warp when using wet media. I used a stencil (T!m Holtz) and pushed embossing paste through it. I let it dry for a few days, not knowing what to do next. Then, I used Distress Inks Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord as watercolor and painted the entire panel, letting it puddle in places for interest. After that was dry, I inked up the background stamp (Stampa Rosa) with Versafine Onyx and stamped it three times to cover the entire panel. Next, I adhered it to a purple panel of card stock. I used the same color of card stock to stamp the butterflies (Embossing Arts), and cut them out. Then, I glued them to the watercolored panel. Finally, I used a hole punch and threaded several lengths of yarn into it and tied it off.

Sharing this with:

Craft Stamper: Take It Make It Challenge: September: Anything Goes 

Craft Rocket Challenges: Challenge #63 - September 2019 - Monochrome  

International Art & Soul: Ch#67 Things With Wings 

Allsorts Challenge: Week 537 - Anything Goes with a Twist  

Simon Says: Monochrome 

The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog: Terrific Tags  

 

10 comments:

  1. A pretty Butterfly tag, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

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  2. What a lovely project! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week.

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  3. So pretty, I am sure you will get a lot of use out of this bookmark.

    Hugs,
    Chriss - DT - International Art & Soul

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  4. Oh I love purple and butterflies! Well done you : ) What a fun addition to our challenge at the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. Hugs from Ginny at Polly's Paper Studio!

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  5. Lovely bookmark! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges.

    groetjes, Ellen

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