ID: Ecoline - Resist Pad Sponged 2 - Butterflies Thank You
5"w x 7"h

Created: June 5, 2009
Modified: 

For the background I used Quietfire Design butterflies both the large and small and the Ranger's Resist stamp pad on glossy paper (see technique detail below). Rubber stamped the word "Papillon" with Versafine "Imperial Purple" and my sentiment "Thank You" also from Quietfire, with the same stamp pad and thermal embossed it with Queen's Gold. Mounted this to a pink toned "Bling" cardstock then onto a deep purple cardstock.

The large butterfly (Lynell Harlow #LJ887) had first a layer of translucent and then the edges were carefully overfilled with gold, and everything was lightly sprinkled with Ritz Glitter Micro Fine "Stardust".

Background Technique:

Glossy cardstock. Stamp images with Rangerís resist stamp pad. Heat set.

Image 1) Put a few drops of Ecoline inks (Ultramarine Violet & Carmine) on a melt art mat (not mixed together) and pick up color on the edge of a clean Inkssentials sponge tool. Just enough to color, but not saturated, and sponge over the whole CS, picking up more ink as needed. Mist CS with water to allow inks to merge/blend; pickup excess water with a paper towel, just in the puddles. Let dry. I didn't like the result so continued with next step.

Image 2) Then go over parts of the CS with Ultramarine using the sponge tool, working in a circular motion, and the butterflies start to become visible on the page. I then used a clean corner of my sponge tool, slightly wet, and with a circular motion exposed the butterflies even more. I like the deeper color of this one.

PS depending on the amount of misting you do, less misting gives nice speckled look, wet gives a more blended look.

 
Background Image #1

Detail lower left hand corner 

 

 
Background Image #2

Detail lower left hand corner

 

 
 

Detail left just above the previous image (love this portion)

 

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