I started with a yellow CS base. I added the background paper, which has pretty yellow butterflies. The PP is from Basic Grey (Urban Prairie), and I purchased it forever and a day ago...lol. I was shopping at my LSS one day and the pad of paper was on the counter, and of course I thought it was so pretty and I just had to have it...and well...I am sure you have all done this too. So the paper has been in my stamp room FOREVER, and I just never used it. So what a more perfect time to use it then for this challenge. The main image is from the TAC set butterfly swirls. I stamped the image in old olive onto white CS. I restamped the butterfly 2 more times so I could layer the butterfly.
Next I wanted to color in the image using some of the colors in the background paper, but I also wanted to use a new technique I learned recently. I will try my best to explain the "how-to". Using a gloss finished ceramic tile, I pressed some ink from an ink pad onto the tile. Then, add a drop or two of liquid pearl. Using a mister bottle, spray the ink/liquid pearl combo and mix, to make it like a watercolor paint. I then used a fine tip paint brush to paint on the ink. Because the liquid pearl is mixed in, it gives the paint a shimmer look. The effect is similar to using twinkling H2Os, but I think it has a lot more sparkle to it. I used this to paint the butterfly, and some of the accents on the flourishes. I wanted some sparkle on the background too, so again using liquid pearl...I put a few drops into a mister bottle. Fill the bottle with water, and shake vigorously. I then sprayed a light mist over the background. The CS will be wet, but dries pretty quick, or you could use your heat tool to dry it quicker. How cool are these tricks???!!! Just another way to use some of those liquid pearls. Both of these techniques I learned at my LSS's Hero Arts release party back in December. Here is a close up so you can see some of the sparkle.That is all for now. Be sure to stop by the Creative Belli Blog to check out the other samples from the awesome design team this week.