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Monday, 20 April 2015

Butterfly Door Hanger (by Julie)

Good morning! Hope your week has got off to a good start....but if not then you have plenty of time to give it another go. I thought I would have another go with the Butterfly Dress cling mounted stamp that seems so popular at the moment, but instead of using the stamp as the main image I decided to concentrate on the fabulous detail that is in the dress.

The wooden hanger I had in my stash is slightly different to the website version but you can see a selection of wooden surfaces to decorate here.

I started by painting the hanger with a mint chalk paint, but gesso would work just as well, and then stamped the Butterfly Dress over the top of the dried paint, using Barn Door Distress paint. Afterwards I sprayed some red and green Dylusions ink  and when dry added some Mustard Seed and Vintage Photo Distress ink.
The decorative pieces were created by melting ordinary silver embossing powder with clear embossing powder in a melt pot and then pouring into metal cookie cutters  placed onto the rubber stamp. Before each pouring of the molten embossing liquid I inked the stamp with black Staz-On and to get the red or green colour I added a little bit of a Gelato crayon just before pouring. I have highlighted the texture by very lightly, dry brushing white acrylic paint across the pieces and painted all of the edges with black acrylic paint before gluing to the hanger.
If you don't have a melt pot you can still give this technique a try by melting the embossing powder in a metal cake wrapper with a heat gun.

Many thanks for looking and if you would like to see some of these pieces turned into jewellery then please pop over to my blog, but most importantly don't forget to call back tomorrow for some more Designer inspiration.


  1. This is a gorgeous make, love all the images you've used and your colours, Kate x

  2. Wow, a great way to use this beautiful stamp. I love what you've made.

    Sue xx

  3. This is lovely. Great inspiration to bring out the melt pot again, surprised that it's been discontinued.

  4. Gorgeous doorhanger Julie, fab work! xMiranda

  5. This is great and a lovely idea for a small gift

    Jackie x

  6. Very unique to think so outside the box with that stamp. What a cute idea.

  7. What a great technique Julie and it shows that thinking outside the box really works. I would not have thought about using bits of a stamp to get these wonderful effects on the background and then for the circles, heart and butterfly motifs on top. So clever! x

  8. A lovely hanger! Great techniques and colours!

  9. beautiful use of this stamp - love it xx

  10. Fascinating to see a very different approach to using stamps when producing embellishments. I particularly like your circular pieces with the blueish colour & the very effective black detailing. Your combination of colours is very unusual & the whole really lifted by your use of the red.
    Paula (PEP)


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