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Friday, August 7, 2015

BLOSSOM LIKE A BUTTERFLY ARTIST TRADING BLOCK by Carol

Hello, everyone! Carol here again to share a mixed media tutorial with you. Today I'll show you how I made this artist trading block.




Using various ARTplorations stencils and acrylic paints and my small gelli plate I made a mood board.



I die cut a piece slightly larger than needed and cropped to size.


Using Archival inks and the co-ordinating butterfly stamps, I overstamped my piece.


With black archival ink I stamped some definition using a few grunge stamps.


I attached the piece to my block (a recycled stamp block which I'd already painted with black gesso) using gel medium.


I stamped and heat embossed the sketchy butterfly onto a leftover piece of moodboard and attached it using silicon gel.


For the reverse side of the block, I die cut a piece from the card I'd used to roll off the waste paint, then used archival ink to stamp around the edges. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed with black EP.



Here's the finished project again:


I hope you've been inspired by today's tutorial, I'll see you again next month.


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7 comments:

  1. I love this, I've just been debating what to do with a bag full of stamp blocks this afternoon, thanks for the great idea

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  2. I am printing your wonderful step by step instructions :-) TFS Carol

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  3. Carol you have inspired me so much with this I am getting my geli plate out of it's wrapper and use it, never been used and had it for a year...LOVE this inspiration and you are amazing...I am also loving this transition from what we used to do to what we do now....mixed media...love it.xx

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  4. This is AWESOME..Thanks for sharing the tutorial :)

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  5. Great tutorial.Thanks for sharing

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  6. Wonderful project - just lovely and soooo inspirational. Thanks bunches Carol. j.

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  7. Oh I have a few old stamp blocks. Super project today!

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