Friday, December 14, 2012

Floating Butterflies

Hello Beautiful Crafter's Companion friends!  Here's a way to make a fun,textured background using your Spectrum Noir Markers.

To make the background, I scribbled markers onto a non-stick surface, spritzed color with rubbing alcohol and also spritzed glossy cardstock. 

Next, I spritzed alcohol onto felt, and picked up color. I used combination of swirling and tapping on the cardstock to create the background. I just kept adding color until I liked it.  I allowed it to dry completely. 

Next, I used the swirl image in the Sheena's A Little Bit Scenic - Flying Colors set to stamp into the background. I spritzed the felt with the alcohol and tapped it onto the rubber. I quickly held the stamp down onto the background and slowly counted to 10.

As it dried, the alcohol spread the color and them image pop out - subtle, yet adds to the texture of the background. I also tried spritzing directly onto the rubber and then stamp.

You can see it creates a larger area.  Depending on what you are looking for, you have choices.

For the Sheena butterflies, I repeated the same process for their background.  NOTE: I did put on a fresh felt piece between color schemes.

I stamped the image in black, sprinkled with emboss powder, and heat set.

To finish off the card, I cut out the butterflies, adhered them with dimensional tape and stamped the sentiment. The butterflies look like they are floating.  I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy way to make a textured background.

NOTE: Be sure to work in a well ventilated area as the alcohol smell can sometimes be strong.

Thanks for visiting!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!



Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

This is Beautiful

Stacy H-W said...

You are so artistic! This is gorgeous!!

KYCrafter said...

Wonderful technique!! Beautiful project!!

{Chrissie} said...

Love, love, love that background, Trena. You are genius.