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11 July 2011
Hello again and welcome to Tutorial Tuesday.  Today we have a beautiful butterfly. 

Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

Smooth White or Cream


S3-146 Butterflies 2
S5-051 Fanciful Flight


Step 1
Cut out as many butterflies as you want to from the white cardstock with the Spellbinder die. Then on a mouse pad score the back of the butterfly with lines, much like the sections of a wing, keep to the same direction and curve of the wing for a better effect.

Step 2
Ink the middle of the butterfly with the colour you want, for example yellow. Then gently brush black ink on the edges, trying to keep to the edge only and don’t smudge it into the middle of the wings.

Step 3
Brush over iridescent medium with the tip of your finger, so as to lightly cover the ridges you made earlier with the stylus. Use your fine tip pen to colour in the body and eyes, you can also touch up the black ink and add some detail lines if you wish. I like to put a black spot on the bottom of each wing so I can add a rhinestone later over the top of it.

Step 4

Fold wings so that they sit up and glue to your project

*Use a glitter pen instead of iridescent medium
*Use smooches or any metallic paint to brush over the wings
*Dimensional magic can be brushed over the wings (glossy accents)
*Mixing two inks together gives a greater depth of colour to the wings
*You can edge the wings with stickles or glitter glue, flocking or just glitter
*Glimmer mist the wings for added sparkle

Tutorial created by Design Team member-SUE


Kirsty said...

Gorgeous! Love this idea!

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