Saturday, 19 October 2013

Adventure Trail

Today I am up on the Tando blog with my chipboard butterflies for our week on 'things that fly'.  The butterfly decoration was a happy mix of experiments.  I started by dunking them in a meltpot full with Ultra Thick Embossing powder (UTEE), then I had a go at stamping in them with a rubber stamp....but it just didn't work.  So I then melted the stamped image back into the butterfly with a heat gun so it was mostly flat again.  I then scattered some white pearlescent embossing powder onto the warm UTEE, and directed the heat gun in the centre of the butterfly - so you get a kind of marbled  effect on the butterflies and because the heat was directed at the centre it all fans out like a butterflys wings.

For the page I started by scraping some gesso in the centre of my kraft cardstock with a palette knife.  I then layered up lots of strips of Teresa Collins Memorabilia papers, adding in a few of her die cuts too.  You'll see a little star embellishment which was made with a cookie cutter and the UTEE too.  The little cabochon flower was from a do-crafts set.

The photos are from a holiday earlier in the year when we went on a long cycle which ended with a beautiful adventure trail and zip-wire which the kids loved clambering around.


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