Sunday, 16 August 2015

Glimmer Butterfly Video

Hello, Crafters.

We had a really fabulous day at the British Legion Women's Section Vintage Fair yesterday.

Everybody we met - the organisers, the stallholders and the visitors - were so friendly and chatty, there was music and laughter going on all around us.

The whole atmosphere was so relaxing.

Although it was a relatively small fair, we sold an amazing amount of my cards and 3D products. 

I have just uploaded today's video which I have called Glimmer Butterfly Card.

The main technique I am demonstrating is how to "paint" on Glimmer Paper.

This isn't quite the same as painting Glimmer Paper to change it to another colour.

My thought process started with the fifth card in last week's challenge: Peaceful and Perfect Pines.

On that card, I'd heat embossed the sentiment and punched it out using the small scalloped circle punch.

I also punched out another circle the same size in the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

I wanted to layer them together, offset but the under-layer didn't really show. 

I inked the edges of the Glimmer Paper using a sponge and my ink pad.

It was a great result and I wondered how I could apply that to a butterfly!

On Friday I played and played and played until I found the best way to achieve what I was after - hence this video.

This is the link: Painted Glimmer Butterfly

Needless to say, I finished up with some butterflies that weren't good enough for my card but I'm going to play with them today and see what I can come up with.

I'll photograph as I go along and post them here tomorrow.

In the meantime, happy crafting,


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