This week’s theme over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challange is “Trio-tastic” ! Use 3 of something on your project!
For this week, I created 3 ATC cards where I used 3 butterflies each!
I started by covering my ATC card with 3 strips of old book pages, the word “soar” that I die cut using the Tim Holtz Alphanumerical Thinlits and then I covered everything with gesso and a bit of water. I let it dry and then I took the Distress Paint in Salty Ocean color. I applied it with a brush and then added a bit of water to water it down a little. I did the same thing to the other ATCs and again, set aside to dry very well.
I covered the entire ATCs background with the Black Soot Distress Ink, let it set for a couple of second then I took it off with baby wipes. This left a slightly halo of black on the background, but not too much.
I die cut the butterflies from old book pages, if you are not into using old book pages (which is understandable) you can use any kind of scrapbook paper. I love using book pages – i find these at a thrift store near where I live. They all are from romance books that would be thrown away otherwise…so I like to give them a new “meaning”. Anyway… I colored the butterflies the same way I did with the background, a layer of gesso, a layer of Salty Ocean and a layer of Black Soot. Then after I let them dry well, I glued them together with a bit of GLue N Seal.
To bring back a bit of light, I wanted to add some white around the edges, to do so, I too Prima Marketing Art Extravagance Texture Paste — it didn’t crack much, but it definitely gave light! I stitched all around the edges of the ATCs and I also stitched over the working SOAR and I attached the butterflies to the ATC by stitches also.
The sentiment is , of course, a Tim Holtz stickers.