Hi, thank you for joining me today.
I keep any packaging that I see creative possibilities with. Not normally something used with food, but I couldn't help myself. It was the bottom of my sons pizza before it went in the oven. It was super clean and I could picture heaps it could be used for.
I started by removing a little of the top cover and applying some White Heavy Gesso, not all over but a fair portion of the surface. I then added some Colour Blast Paste in Sienna and Deep Water. I sat aside to dry over night and returned to the most beautiful shimmery goodness.
I have used one of the stamps from the Meridian Stamp Set to add a little stamping around the background.
I have then added some molding paste through the Interwoven Stencil. Without removing the stencil, I sprinkled over some Dusty Charcoal and Snow White Embossing Powder first. The reason I didn't remove the stencil first was because I had previously used the Colour Blast Paste. This can have a slightly tacky feel and I didn't want the embossing powder sticking anywhere but where the stencil had been. Once removed I heat dried the molding paste and embossing powder to get a nice puffy look.
To start my cluster and focal point on my piece I have die cut some black card with the Geo Direction Die. I made 2 pieces and top and tailed them on the card and then just layered up some embellishments.
One of the butterflies has been stamped for the New Dawn Stamp Set and heat embossed in black onto vellum. Once cooled, this has been turned over and painted on the back with Colour Artist Ink in Calypso and Mermaid. I used a paper towel to paint it and have then cut the butterfly out.
The other 2 butterflies have been die cut in black with the Butterfly Effect Die. These have been heat embossed with Snow White Embossing Powder for a pretty shimmery look. I did one half of each butterfly at at time to save burning my fingers.
Hope you've been inspired 💙