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Friday, January 22, 2016

BLOSSOM LIKE A BUTTERFLY art tag tutorial by Kim

Hello!

Welcome back for some crafty play today! It is my turn, kim today. I made a tag to share and have lots of pictures, hope you enjoy!

Step 1 I started with tag shapes cut from heavy watercolor paper by Strathmore. I just tore the bottom randomly.


Step 2 I applied the Liquitex Gloss Super Heavy Gel medium through the Old Rose Prints ARTplorations stencil. The Gloss Gel dries shiny and clear. This product was a small treat to 
myself :)


Step 3 I used the Nuance by Magenta a water soluble powdered dye. I sprinkled it on top of the wet gel medium.



As the powder reacts, it starts to bloom.


Step 4 Before the gel medium dries, mist water on top. The color is very vibrant and intense, I stopped with one misting because I love intense color :)


There is run off of the colors onto the matt, so not to waste, I used one of the tags to mop it up!




Step 5 I stamped the sentiment, STAMPlorations Blossom like a Butterfly. The torn up book makes a nice stamping cushion.


Step 6  Stamped and heat embossed the wonderful butterfly from the same set.


Final step: I colored the butterfly with Inktense watercolor pencils and fussy cut. I mounted the butterfly with a foam dot and gently lifted the wings.


Close-ups



Thanks so much for following along! Have a wonderfully colorful day!
~kim

15 comments:

  1. Stunning tag Kim, I love the intense colours on the flowers and your butterfly is a beauty. I would never have thought to put pigment powder on the gel medium, you've inspired me to try this with my brushos. Cathy x

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    1. Thank you Cathy! I totally looovvee the wonderful colors from the powders. Love to see what you create :)
      ~kim

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  2. Looking fabulous. Butterfly looks just like a real one! Beautiful and inspirational!

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  3. Wow..Such a Beautiful Tag ! I loved the colors and the texture of gel medium !

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  4. Another wonderful technique to try. Such a vibrant and fun project. Thank you for the inspiration and the fun idea x

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    1. You are welcome! Thanks so much for visiting!

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  5. What do you apply the liquetex with and are these the same type of powders as the colorburst?

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    1. I used a palette knife to apply the super heavy gel medium through the stencil. I have not used Color Burst but looking at videos, I think think they are very similar. The Nuance pots are powder and water reactive, a little goes a long way :)

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  6. Kim! This is gorgeous and so gorgeous! Love the color you achieved on that fantabulous butterfly! Genius use of the tags and the stencil. Haven't tried the Nuance pots but they sure do look fun. Awesome save design! Hugz ~Niki

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  7. Wow... Kim this is gorgeous tag! Love the bold vibrant colors on the flower, and the butterfly is stunning!! Thank you so much for the tutorial :)

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