Hello Lovelies! Confession, this is not actually a card...I mean, it can be, but I made it to put in a frame in my craft room. Tim Holtz Sizzix, Chapter 2 is so beautiful that I wanted something with a little more longevity than a card to enjoy this first make...
I originally intended to paint this layered piece, but the Spray Stains started calling my name and this happened:
The full list is shown in the Supplies Gallery at the end of this post for your convenience.
But first let's go through how you'll put together this fabulous flower memento!
FOR I AM THE DREAMER...WALL DECOR
Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Spray Stain - Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Mermaid Lagoon, Salvaged Patina and Twisted Citron
PREPARE THE DIE-CUT BACKGROUND
Die-cut the flowers once and the leaves 3 times out of Distress Watercolor Cardstock.
Also diecut the smaller butterfly out of gold Kraftstock and white cardstock.
Layout on the pieces on your craft mat in little groups so they are organized for easily adhering the layers.
For each of the flowers, use the crease lines on the base layer to identify where the top layers should be adhered.
(showing the smaller flower here)
The leaves need no assembly and you will be surprised by how quickly the flowers come together.
Die-cut more Distress Watercolor Cardstock using the Simple Plaid die and adhere to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base.
As I was layering white die-cut pieces on a white background, I played around with the layout on my craft-mat first to get the arrangement right.
Adhere as shown below:
Get out your Splat Box, a sheet of paper towel and Distress Spray Stains in your favorite colors, I went for a bit of a rainbow (of course!!!)
The spray-painting process goes by so fast that I did not photo it but please bear these tips in mind:
Uncap all your bottles before you start so you are ready to spray
I tend to start with my lighter colors as they are more forgiving and won't overwhelm the piece
Darker colors are added in smaller less generous spritzes as these inks are highly concentrated and go a long way
if you add to much of a darker color in a section (Picked Raspberry) you can wash it out with a lighter color (Spun Sugar)
make sure that you spray enough ink so that the colors mix
if you end up with too much ink in section so that it is pooling, use the edges of the paper towel
you can heat set to dry but I prefer to let it dry naturally if I can
ADHERE LAYERS AND EMBELLISH
Add foam tape to the back of the dried piece.
After assembling the gold butterfly, add a little foam tape as shown so that it can "float" on the card.
I tried out some double-sided silicone tape on the seal, we'll have to see if it holds up well.
Adhere the sentiment label, seal and butterfly as shown. I temporarily backed this with some black cardstock until my frame arrives. :-) Will have to show you how it looks in the The PaperMint Studio when I get it mounted.
SPLATTER WITH FOUNDRY WAX
After shaking thoroughly, dispense some Gilded Foundry Wax onto a craft sheet (I am recycling some wax paper backing from some adhesive sheets here).
Shield the parts where you don't want gold flecks with paper towel, dip the Splatter Brush into the Foundry Wax and use your finger to flick the bristles and "splatter" the piece with gold.
Use a toothpick to dot your masterpiece if the splatters are not landing exactly where you want them (story of my life).
Heat the splatters to set the Wax.
These beautiful shapes and all that color!
A little gold butterfly to match!
A rainbow to brighten your day.