Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Altered Composition Book Butterfly Collage
Autumn with you today to share some very fun techniques. My jaw dropped to the floor when I saw THIS post by our Jenny Marples. Right away I ordered the Crackleglaze Background stamp.
I first tried to make a floral design like Jenny. I inked the background and colored the poppy from the Poppycock stamp set with Distress Inks. Next I layered on Super Thick Slap it On with a palette knife. I pressed the crackle stamp into the paste and quickly washed my stamp and let the panel dry. I went over with Distress Crayons blending with a baby wipe. I thought I would add some chunky embossing to the edges to mimic solder. Hmm, at this point I felt the entire project had grown rather dismal... So I cut a square out of the middle and decided to salvage the piece as a frame.
I inked some book page and card with Distress Oxide ink. I cut the circle dies from the inky card. I smooshed some card into Postbox Red paint and then dipped it into Distress Oxide, letting the ink flow down. I stamped the Flutterby stamp onto that panel then used the excess to cut a postage die. I used all of these elements to build my composition.
Here's a closeup shot of that lovely crackle effect.
I layered the butterfly over a purchased paper flower and bundled string.
All of the layers were raised with chipboard.
I added some staples for interest.
I curled the butterfly wings for even more dimension.
I glued a vintage button to a brad to adhere a second paper flower and layered over a die cut flower.
Here it is ready for my journaling and doodles. I hope you have fun experimenting with these techniques. Thanks so much for your visit today!