This week at Frilly and Funkie we’re looking for projects that focus on the outdoors or nature, and include a quote about either topic. I’ve combined my design team piece for F&F with the Compendium of Curiosites challenge over at Studio L3, which is Enameled Stamping. My technique for CofC is on the second, larger tag.
I started by stamping the skinny Hero Arts butterfly stamp repeatedly on the smaller tag and coloring in the butterflies with Distress Markers. Then I swiped bundled sage and antique linen distress inks over it, pressed the whole thing into a Versamark pad, and heat embossed with clear powder. I repeated the embossing several times to build up a thick gloss. I did the same to the butterflies and the diecut mini label (which I ran through my printer):
You can find the how-to of the Enameled Stamping technique on page 44 of Tim Holtz’s book, The Compendium of Curiosities, Vol 2. I used Tim’s Papillon stamps for the background and some of the butterflies, as well as others by Stampers Anonymous, Wendy Vecchi and Hero Arts.
The hinges are from Linda Coughlin’s shop (The Funkie Junkie Boutique) and I distressed them with Vintaj inks to match my tags. I used tiny Basic Grey magnets to hold the weight of the top tag evenly onto the jumbo tag. I enjoyed stacking the butterflies above and between the tags, with some coming off the paper and some grounded:
I hope you’ll join us at Frilly and Funkie for the Great Outdoors challenge! There’s a $25 gift certificate to Linda’s shop for a random winner, as well as a blog badge for the design team favorite. Linda has nearly 700 items in the shop, with loads of Ranger and Sizzix goodies, too. The challenge is open through midnight Eastern time on Tuesday, September 18.
Thanks so much for the visit!