Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Butterfly ATCs by Alison Hall



Hello crafters! I've been playing with the new Dinky Stencils yet again, this time with Brushos, and I'm hooked! I used a fab technique I learned from Helen Chilton.






 
 
 

Here's what I used... 


That's Crafty! Dinky Stencils - Chequerboard Background, Abstract Stones, Offset Squares Background
Brusho Crystal Colour - Lime Green, Turquoise, Sea Green

 
 

Instructions...

 


1. Sprinkle all three Brusho colours onto three That's Crafty! White/Greyboard ATCs. The colour is very intense, so you don't need much. Lay the three stencils onto the ATCs, then spritz with water. Remove the stencils, then allow the backgrounds to dry naturally, or speed up with the heat gun.
 

2. Use the Archival Ink to stamp the PaperArtsy butterfly collage on the sides of each ATC. Stamps some words from the Finnabair Stamp Set onto the tops and bottoms of the ATCs.
 

3. Stamp and clear emboss the three PaperArtsy butterflies on the white glossy card. One of the butterflies is from the collage image. Mix a few grains of each of the Brusho colours with a little water, then use to paint the butterflies. Use the heat gun to dry the ink.
 

4. Cut out the three butterflies, use Glossy Accents to adhere to the ATCs, then add a paperclip to each butterfly's body.
 

5. Finally, use blending foam to ink the edges of the ATCs with black Archival ink.

 

Here's a close up of one of the butterflies...
 
 
 
 

 

I hope I've inspired you to get crafty today,

 

Alison xox

15 comments:

  1. These are stunning!!! Adore what you did with th stamps and the stenicls and fantastic colours!!!

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  2. Really love these Alison, fantastic colours and technique. I will have to give it a go as the result looks amazing. Hugs Debsxx

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  3. Brilliant ATC's Alison. Brusho's and stencils one of my favourites
    Love
    Amanda x

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  4. These are fabulous! Wonderful colours xxx

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  5. Delightful ATCs - love the co-ordinating paper clips!
    Alison x

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  6. Delightful ATCs - love the co-ordinating paper clips!
    Alison x

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  7. Love the paper clips and I'm a huge fan of brushos

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  8. They are so pretty, love the paperclips.
    Lynne

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  9. fantastic! Thanks a lot for the instructions Alison!
    oxo
    Susi

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  10. Ooh fab ATCs' Alison, brilliant way to use Brushos too ;)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  11. Love what you did with these stamps and the stencils. The colours are superb and I love the paper clip bodies! xx

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  12. Brilliant, Alison - love the butterflies; gorgeous colours!! the paper clip bodies are inspired!

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  13. Just beautiful Alison and love the stencilling combined with stamping - looks fab!
    Fliss xx

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  14. Gorgeous trio - the colours, stamps and the use of stencils.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  15. Such a beautiful array of lovely butterflies.
    Using the paper clips is brilliant too!
    oxo

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