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Take Flight with this metal butterfly
This uses metal card, real metal on one side and card on the other, this makes it very flexible.

Posted by Darcy UK from Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom • Published See Darcy UK's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a mixed media. Flutterby - Step 1
    Step 1

    I started with an 8x8 grey board , I painted a thin layer of white paint over the board and dried that. Then I then scribbled and blended all over the board using water soluble markers. You can blend with a damp finger, a damp brush or a damp baby wipe. Note I say damp, not wet.. as these pens are very juicy you don't need much extra moisture at all.

  • How to make a mixed media. Flutterby - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next I scribbled some markers onto a craft mat, added a little water, then dipped the side of my ruler into the ink. I added this in criss cross lines over the board.

  • How to make a mixed media. Flutterby - Step 3
    Step 3

    Once these lines are dry, I splattered some clean water over the board, laid a piece of paper towel over the board and gently pressed. this absorbs the reactivated ink and leaves these great white spots.

  • How to make a mixed media. Flutterby - Step 4
    Step 4

    I then used a selection of stamps . I used a wall stamp top and bottom of the board and the birds in the centre using a dark blue ink pad.

  • How to make a mixed media. Flutterby - Step 5
    Step 5

    finally to finish the background I added some texture paste around the outer edge, once dry I coloured this with Treasure Gold.(coloured wax)

  • How to make a mixed media. Flutterby - Step 6
    Step 6

    I cut my butterfly shapes from metal card. Top wings, bottom wings and a body piece.

  • How to make a mixed media. Flutterby - Step 7
    Step 7

    I painted all my butterfly pieces with chalk acrylic paint, I also stamped onto the paint and coloured the stamped images in with markers.

  • How to make a mixed media. Flutterby - Step 8
    Step 8

    i then lay the metal card onto a foam mat and added some detailing with a pointed teflon tool. This creates fantastic marks in the metal card.

  • How to make a mixed media. Flutterby - Step 9
    Step 9

    Here are all the components of the butterfly, all painted and embossed with the teflon tool

  • How to make a mixed media. Flutterby - Step 10
    Step 10

    Finally I added the butterfly to the background. To keep the wings and body raised I added silicon glue underneath them.

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