Hello my friends.
Another month has whooshed by!
Can it really be May 1st?
|Using Gelatos, Stamping, Heat Embossing, and Fussy Cutting|
I'm hosting CAS Mix Up this month
and I chose a product that I've had and not used much.
I used my metallic Gelatos to color this Penny Black butterfly.
I wish I could get a photograph to showcase his shimmer!
I stamped and heat embossed with gold onto hot press watercolor paper,
then pressed some Gelato near the center of the wings
and spread the color out with my finger.
I found that if it doesn't want to spread smoothly that dampening my
finger on a baby wipe made it spread easier.
I repeated with the green Gelato overlapping just a bit.
The Gelato wipes off the embossing with a dry paper towel or cloth.
To get a matching gold frame, I smooshed the edges of a piece
of Neena in Versamark ink and heat embossed with the same gold powder.
The background piece was done by inking the Verdure background stamp
with ink, spritzing with water and pressing the paper into the inked stamp.
When that was dry, I did the same technique with a little flower
to get a touch of pink and stamped some random faith words over it all.
The words are mostly hidden by the butterfly but since his wings
aren't fastened down, you can catch a peek.
Our fabulous Guest Designer this month is
Jenny (My Paper Epiphany).
Be sure to check out her design and those of our talented Designers.
Lots of inspiration and video tutorials at
CAS Mix Up!
Hope you'll join us.
Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.
Stamps: Butterfly Trio, Verdure (PB), Mini Bouquet (TH), Inspiration Words (OOB)
Ink: Pear Pizzax, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake (SU), Encore Gold
Paper: Watercolor Paper (Arches Hot Press for butterfly: Tim Holtz for stamping), Neena
Other: Gelatos (Faber Castell Metallic Melon Metallic Mint), Gold EP (SU), Stately EF (Craft Concepts)