Friday, 30 September 2016

JAI 331 Just add wings - paisley butterfly

Interrupting my Foxy Friends project week to ask... Are you ready for a new challenge? This week at Just Add Ink Nikki has asked us to just add wings.

Of course I had to choose a butterfly as my wings. Here's my card.

I used a technique called watercolour lifting to create the stamped & coloured panel. SU's Brandi Barnard demonstrated the technique beautifully in this video & I've shared the steps I used below. Here's a closer look at the coloured panel... although you can't see the shimmer & shine that well in this pic.

Watercolour Lifting Technique
1. Watercolour wash - use aquapainter to wash at least 2 ink colours over a piece of card. I used watermelon wonder & peekaboo peach on shimmery white card. Love that shimmer & it's beautiful to colour with.
2.  Clear emboss images - using versamark, clear embossing powder & heat tool. I used images from the Paisleys & Posies stamp set.
3. Remove some of the wash colour using a clean aquapainter. Leave card to dry (or use a heat tool if you're impatient). 
Repeat step 2 & 3 to emboss more images at remove more colour if you'd like.

When finished, the initial deep colour wash is protected behind the embossed images & the rest is lightened. This pic better shows the shine of the embossing & shimmer card. The colours are much more pink irl (darned night photos).

Back to the rest of the card...
The layout is very clean & simple to make. Cut the butterfly shape from some shimmer card (you can use either the Bold Butterfly or Butterflies die sets), then pierce around the edges free-hand using the slightly embossed impression of the die edge as a guide. Finish the panel off with some striped washi (Affectionately Yours) & ruched ribbon. I embossed the sentiment from the Tin of Tags stamp set (not just for Christmas!) using versamark & watermelon wonder ink.

I popped the white panel onto the embossed layer with dimensionals, then a peekaboo peach layer & watermelon wonder base. Done! This pic shows the sheen quite well.

and one more to show the inside with another embossed piece.

So, what do you think - do you like my wings? Check out all the JAI team's winged projects on the Just Add Ink blog & try the challenge yourself.

Thanks for visiting today & come back soon for some more ideas.
Inky wishes, DiPS. Here's a collage image you can pin for later inspiration before you go. Remember too you can see & order all the supplies I used using the links below.

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Versamark Pad
Heat Tool
Big Shot


Christine Blain said...

Such beautiful, fresh, crisp colours, and an all-round gorgeous card, Di!

Stempeljunky said...

I very much like this card. Fresh color, great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Jan said...

So pretty, Di! I love the variations of colour your embossing and colour lifting technique creates in the butterfly negative space. xx

KimB said...

This is gorgeous Di. I love the watercolour effects, the colour transitions and delicate paisley patterns. Just beautiful together! xxx

Pia S said...

Beautiful technique. And great idea to cut out the butterfly using the negative die cutting technique, I tend to forget about this option. It's so decorative with the pierced lines around it too.

CherryTartt said...

Gorgeous! I'll have to give this technique a try!