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Monday, 11 January 2016

Steampunk Butterfly (by Julie)

Hello, thanks for stopping by. Today I have two projects to show you that have been created with the very versatile Steampunk Butterfly set.

I covered the canvas with a base of pink and green liquid watercolour before inking up the decorative corner with black acrylic paint and stamping in opposite corners of the canvas. I found I got a better image by just using the rubber stamp pressed onto the stretched canvas with my fingers as the stamp block makes it harder to get a clear impression. When the black paint was dry I over-stamped with Picket Fence Distress paint.
The cogs have been die cut from chipboard, painted with black acrylic paint and then stamped with Picket Fence Distress paint using the cog stamp.
The butterfly was inked up with Onyx Black Versafine, stamped into white polymer clay, cut out and baked according to the packet instructions before being painted with watercolour and finished off with gilding wax. The little key stamps were inked with Brass Distress paint and randomly stamped around the canvas followed by black acrylic paint dabbed around the edges of the canvas.

My second project is a DL card. The base has been coloured with Pan Pastels and then sprayed with a fixative before being over-stamped with the cogs. The butterflies and bat have been stamped with Sepia Versafine and coloured with Pan Pastels, sprayed with fixative, before being finished off with black Stickles. To add interest I inked up the trio key stamp with Onyx Black Versafine and stamped around the base card, I then took a white opaque pen to add highlights to the keys.

Please stop by again soon to catch some more Design Team inspiration.

Julie xx


  1. Two wonderful creations using these Steampunk Butterfly stamps Julie. I love the idea of stamping with the acrylic paint and the beautiful butterfly made from clay which you have added, and then the card with the pretty butterflies, and the bat with the key for a body has been complemented by the wonderful key pattern in the background. x

  2. Lovely designs Julie! I especially like the texture on the canvas and the background colours.

    Lesley Xx

  3. Fun cards! Love how you used the keys as a BG-pattern!

  4. Fabulous makes Julie, wonderful textures and colours and love the designs, Kate x

  5. two wonderful makes Julie - love them both. Hugs rachel x

  6. Gorgeous - I love anything Steampunk and you've showcased it wonderfully.


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