Sunday, November 6, 2011

Butterflies Are Free

I was feeling the bling with this card.  It was made much like the Batty Halloween card.  I used a Dreamweavers stencil for the butterfly.  Rebekka recommends using some handmade coconut oil bar soap for this technique.  The soap is sold at Stampin From The Heart or anywhere that sells Dreamweavers products. 

  1. Rub the back of the stencil with the soap, make sure you really cover the stencil well otherwise you will ruin your stencil with this technique.  When the stencil is completely covered with soap take a large soft stencil brush and smooth out the soap and make sure that there are no pieces of soap stuck in the little openings of the stencil. 
  2. Now you put the soap side of the stencil down on a piece of sticky paper cut down to the size of the stencil.  Make sure it is really stuck down - avoid putting your fingers on the sticky tape or sticking the tape to something else. 
  3. For the butterfly I held the sticky paper and stencil upright and poured black glitter just in the center and let if fall like a waterfall.  Next I used purple glitter on both sides of the black, then red, then blue. 
  4. At this point remove the stencil from the sticky paper (the soap allows you to do this, otherwise it would permenately adhere to the sticky) and add the white or clear glitter.
You can use your soaped up brass stencil 3 or 4 times before soaping again so try this, experiment and see what you think.  It is not difficult.


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