Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mini Butterfly Album*

Hello everyone!  So glad you stopped by today.  I have a super fun project to share using some of the newest products from Sin City Stamps, and my favorite technique I learned from Finnabair, aka Anna Dabrowski.  As you will see, this technique allows you to use whatever supplies you have on hand, whether or not the colors match.





Supplies Used:




  • Sin City Stamps: Love of Butterflies
  • Butterfly Chipboard Book
  • Gears Die Cuts
  •  Animal Print Stencil
  • Paper flowers and embellishments
  • Metal gears embellishments
  • Ink Sprays in shades of blue, browns, red, green and pink
  • Ink Pads:  gold Metallic, Versafine, greey, brown
  • Metallic Creams:  silver, green, gold, copper and black. 
  • Adhesive
  • Modeling paste
  • White gesso
  • Colored pencils and glitter gel pens


Directions:

Front Cover:


Adhere die cut gears and clock hands with glue n seal to front cover.

Apply  molding paste through animal print stencil and let dry.

Adhere flowers and metal embellishments, as shown, and paint everything with white gesso, let dry.

Spray cover with ink sprays, dabbing some of the colors off, and re-spraying until you like it.
Blend colors a bit with a damp paintbrush and dab off more with a paper towel.
Apply metallic creams to the die cut gears, flowers, and metal embellishments (gold), clock hands (green metallic), stenciled areas (black and gold metallic) and add some gold metallic around the edges.

Cover metal filigree butterfly with  silver metallic cream and adhere to cover, as shown.  Lift wings a bit for dimension.

Glue chain and metal hanger to center of butterfly, as shown.  Add small metal clock face, lightly inked with brown archival ink, and tiny pearl to center of clock hands.

Here are a few more close-ups of the front cover embellishments.






Inside Front Cover:
Stamp large butterfly onto die cut butterfly book page with grey ink.

Color with colored pencils, ink, and add a bit of iridescent gel  pen to the white flower petals and butterflies.



Stamp small swirl design around the edge of the paper with gold ink.  Adhere to inside front cover.



Back Cover:

Adhere ribbon, lace, die cut gears, paper flowers, leaves, and metal embellishments . Let dry.  Trim excess lace and ribbon.

Paint entire piece with white gesso and let dry.

Spray cover with ink sprays, dabbing some of the colors off, and re-spraying until you like it.  Blend colors a bit with a damp paintbrush and dab off more with a paper towel.

Apply metallic creams to the die cut gears, flowers, and metal embellishments (gold), clock hands (green metallic), stenciled areas (black and gold metallic) and add some gold metallic around the edges.


Inside Back Cover:

Paint inside back cover with white gesso while adhering die cut gears.  Allow to dry.
Spray cover with ink sprays, dabbing some of the colors off, and re-spraying until you like it.  Blend colors a bit with a damp paintbrush and dab off more with a paper towel.  Apply metallic creams to the die cut gears.


Add a few metal gears and clock face with brad over die cuts, as shown.
Here you can see the back (left) and the front (right) side by side.  There are several die cut pages inserted in the middle to be decorated as you choose.  
I hope you enjoyed my project this week, and that you will hop on over to the Sin City Stamps store to see all of their new and wonderful products.  They have so many items to go along with your stamping needs and you will fall in love, as I have, with them.
Barbara