Friday, January 24, 2014

Butterfly ATC

Hello there crafty peeps!
Today I have for you a cute little ATC (Artist Trading Card).
I'm super happy with the way this turned out. I hope you like it, too!

Enamel gels: Silver  and Copper
Glastique (glossy)
Mod Podge
Old book page
Bling (black and amber, or whatever colors you like)
Heavy duty glue (I used Beacon 527 glue)
Small piece of foam tape or pop dots
Metal number
Scrap of burlap
Heat gun
Little cup, toothpick, pantbrush

What to do:
1. Take two of the small butterflies and cut the loops off of them.

2. Get the frame from the Daisy Floral set. Open up the Copper & Silver Enamel Gels and slap some onto the frame. Blend together using a paint brush. Set aside to dry.

3. Now get out your enamel powders and a little cup. Add a little bit of each powder to the cup and mix well (I used a tooth pick). See, you just made your very own awesome mixture! Coat the little butterflies in the enamel adhesive (DO NOT SQUEESE THE CHARMIN....oops, I mean the bottle). Coat your butterflies in the enamel powder mixture you just created and heat those bad boys up with your heat gun to melt the powders and activate the adhesive! *if your butterflies little holes become plugged, flip them over and poke through the holes with a toothpick).

4. Use the Mod Podge to glue the old book paper to the back of the burlap. Let it dry and then use your heavy duty glue to glue the frame onto the burlap. Stick a big heavy book on top of it for a few minutes to be sure it's really stuck well.

5. Now it's time to work on the big butterfly. You'll need two pieces for this- the base piece with the holes in it, and the detailed piece for over top. Take the base piece and coat with the enamel adhesive fluid and drop a little bit of Gilded Rose Gold, Black, and Aged white enamel powders onto it. Remove the excess and heat it up. I heated mine for quite awhile, so that the colors would move around and blend together. The detail piece is super simple- just coat it with the Copper embossing enamel, and once that's dry add a coat of the glossy Glastique. Once both layers are dry, glue together with heavy duty glue.

 6. Add some bling to the framed burlap. I always enjoy swirls! Once the butterfly is completely dry and set (I let mine sit overnight), use the foam tape or pop dot to add it to the upper right hand corner of the ATC. Add a piece of bling on each tip of the butterfly to cover up the holes.

7. Add your little butterflies using heavy duty glue. Do the same with the number.


maggiegracecreates said...

cute - cute - cute.
I am such a fan of burlap.

Sandy Fredrick said...

Awesome, I love the frame over the burlap and the mixing of the enamel colors. Great way to use the 3D Enamel gels too.

Christi Conley said...

Simply gorgeous!!! Such detail!