Summer days, for me, are usually spent outside chasing the butterflies around with my camera, the silly little buggers are laughing at me as they flit away...I know this as a fact.
To create my card I first began with a base sheet of watercolor paper. I took a stencil and added some ColourArte Twinkling H20's to it. To get a nice blotchy look to the outside of the butterfly I first "juiced" up the Twinks by adding water to them and letting them sit for a minute.
Then I dabbed a little bit onto a piece of parchment paper and pressed down around the stencil.
Then, after I got the effect I liked I began adding other colors to the inside of the stencil with a paintbrush. I tried not to be too heavy-handed in this part of the application but still, I managed to get some seepage under the stencil.
I needed to let it dry before going on to the next step but I'm too impatient to let it sit and dry on it's own so I removed the stencil and used my heat gun to speed up the process. When it was nice and dry I came back and outlined the stencil to define my image.
cover up my mistake enhance my image I used my black Tonmbow marker to color in the butterfly. I even like the fact that the marker doesn't completely cover the Twinks but lets the sparkle shine through.
Thanks for visiting...flutter on...