Hello! There are some wonderful stencils in the latest release from A Colorful Life Designs, but the most unique one, in my opinion, is the Drippy Butterfly. I made a mixed media card with a graphic, sketchy vibe.
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I have amassed a good amount of Gel Press Prints. Sometimes I turn some of my prints that I don’t love into roll-off prints (where you take the excess paint that’s on your brayer and roll it off on to paper to remove it). That’s what we’ve got goin’ on in the background here. There’s a bit of a print, a bit of roll-off, and it’s got some great colors. I laid the Drippy Butterfly stencil on top of the print and painted it in with some acrylic paint, keeping the color heavier on the outer edges.
The butterfly wasn’t standing out enough yet, so I splattered some inks on to it, and when it dried, I drew in some sketchy lines in white and black. Now I needed some texture…but subtle texture. I inked the edges with VersaMark Ink and then used a thick clear embossing powder to give it a watery effect. You can see it pretty well in the photo above. Then I grabbed some Goosebumps from Imagine and splattered that on as well. It gives a similar effect to the thick embossing powder. I grabbed another monoprint scrap and stamped my sentiment, which is from the Alice in Wonderland stamp set from Visible Image, with Twilight VersaFine Clair Ink. I inked up my card base with a pink ink.
I love how this card came out. I love running my fingers over it and feeling the layers of paint, the slick, melted embossing powder, and the random splatter bumps. It has a graffiti vibe to it and I think it’s pretty cool. Please be sure to visit A Colorful Life Designs to see the hundreds of stencils that are available. There are so many amazing stencils that are unlike any you may have seen before. You can use my code, “AlFan10” to save 10% off of your purchase, not including Master Bundles. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!