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September 21, 2011

Fanciful flight.....

Good morning! It's The Bug Bytes day for me, Beatriz from Amazing Grace today and I am bringing you a great project which I hope it inspires.  I call it the Stained Glass Butterfly.


Using the Tim Holtz Fanciful Flight die, cut out two each large and small solid wings in both acetate and sheet music.  (I use an old hymnal.  Many churches don't use hymnals anymore and have them stacked to the ceiling in a closet somewhere!)  Cut out two each large and small "membrane" wings in black cardstock.  Cut out the body (not pictured here) out of thick chipboard.



Put a drop of alcohol ink on the wings.  Notice how it flows differently on each wing.



Spread the ink blot around using a water brush filled with blending solution.  If the ink blot gets too big, you can always use some blending solution and a Q-Tip to remove some.



Experiment with different colors.  Don't worry if the pattern is not even between both wings.  That's part of the charm.



When the ink is dry, flip the wings over and glue the sheet music wings to the non-inked side.  Be sure to use a clear glue that will stick to the acetate.



 Flip the wings back over and glue the "membranes" to the  inked side of the wings.



 Ink the edges and front of the body and glue the wings to the back of the body.



When the wings are firmly attached, turn the butterfly back over and paint the body with Crackle Accents.  If you'd like, make some antennae out of soft wire.  (Actually, these can be glued to the back of the body at the same time you're attaching the wings.)



 Voila! This butterfly adds a nice bit of color to your layout!



 You can pen in a swirl from his tail to give the impression of motion.



Have a fabulous and blessed day!

6 comments :

Pam said...

What a beautiful butterfly. Amazed at your creations and love your easy to follow instructions. TFS

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Bea I just love your butterfly. How nice is that!!! I don't have alcohol inks but am getting copics at this time... do youi think that would offer the same or similar effect. I just love this technique. TFS

LisaB said...

What a great idea!!! you could really use this technique with anything! Thanks for sharing

AllisonF (Goody Bag Diva) said...

WOW!! that is pretty amazing!

Dayna Sabrina said...

Fabulous technique. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Carole P said...

Beatriz, this is really nice! Thanks so much for sharing the technique. I love typeset paper and am always interested in seeing new ways to use use

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