The new Butterfly Spectacle is just too great to save for a warm, sunny summer day! A cold, sunny Seattle spring day will suffice. There are so many ways to use Butterfly Spectacle - with watercolors, vellum, powdered pigments, or layered over printed papers. Hi, Jean Okimoto here, with a quick watercolored backdrop for this beautiful addition to the Memory Box collection of butterfly dies.
Paint a square of watercolor paper with diluted Kaleidacolor dye ink refills. Air-dry it for a few minutes, then spritz it lightly with water and heat-set it with a dry iron on the cotton setting.
Cut it with the 3-1/2" square die from the Square Basics set. Cut Butterfly Spectacle from white cardstock. Trim around it with the 3-¾" Square Basics die.
Attach Scor-Tape behind gold mirror cardstock and cut the antennae from the Morning Garden Butterflies die set.
Score, cut and fold a 5-½" square card of white cardstock. Assemble the card. Add lavender gem stickers.
Wasn't that quick and easy? Paint a supply of watercolor paper and have it ready for your next project. I like painting squares of watercolor paper - about 6"x6" - so I can select the ideal section of colors for my projects. Having a square also means you'll be able to rotate the waterolored background up to 4 times to find that perfect blend of pretty colors!
If you're in the Seattle area this weekend - join us for my last class of the quarter at Impress. It's ASIAN DESIGNS...SIMPLY STATED - a great way to use your stash of Asian artpapers and dies from Memory Box and Poppystamps. See you there!
Next quarter's classes have some quirky titles - but I promise they'll be colorful, fun and filled with techniques and great ways to use your supplies. Enjoy and splurge with your 10% shopping discount too. Here's what's coming up:
- RAINING CATS & DOGS on April 8
- GOING GREEN on April 15
- SUMMER HEARTS on May 13 and Memorial Day, May 29
- SURF & TURF on June 3
- SUMMER BLISS on June 17 and July 4
Thanks for stopping by - join us for Donna's great project tomorrow!