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Butterfly Squad creative team inspiration: Marit

Hi Butterflies,

Marit here to inspire you again. Today I want to show you a tag I’ve made and I will give you a full tutorial.

I’ve cut the tag out of watercolor paper, because I wanted to work with Ken Oliver’s Colorbursts and water. I chose 4 colors.

I sprayed the paper with water and tapped the bottles gently, you really don’t need a lot of the pigment. The powder will spread through the water and will give you awesome colors. I even sprayed more water on it to blend the colors even more. And let it dry.

Doesn’t it look awesome??

I used the Ultramarine Blue Colorburst to color my DecoArt Crackle Paste. I didn’t mix it too well, because I wanted some variations in color. I applied it through the large Torned Circle stencil.

I wanted more shades of blue in my crackle paste, so I tapped more Colorburst on it while it was still wet. And I also sprinkled some water here and there to spread the color.

I also sprinkled some water on the background, let it set a bit to solve the pigments underneath. And then dabbed it away with kitchen paper.

While the crackle paste was still drying, I had time to work on my focal element. I stamped one of the guys from the Auntie Margot and Co set from France and did some fussy cutting.

Look at that gorgeous background! Love it!! The crackle paste also picked up some color from the background, there’s green shining through.

And do you see how the crackle paste dries and crackles near the water drops?? The crackles are heading towards the drops. I’ll definitely will use that technique again!

I used Archival Coffee and a piece of foam to color the borders of my tag.

I colored some cambric with the Lemon Yellow and Olive Green Colorbursts and some water. I was about to use pieces of cambric under my stamped words. But I actually ended up with just some threads I pulled out of the cambric.

And I used some packaging rope in the top of the tag to finish it off.

Hope you liked it and see you next time!

Love Marit

Used products:

Stamps: Illusionary Artists ”Perfect words”, "Auntie Margot and Co"

Stencils: "Rectangles"

  • Watercolor paper

  • Spraybottle with water

  • Ken Oliver Colorburst: Lemon Yellow, Olive Green, Phthalo Green, Ultramarine Blue

  • DecoArt: Crackle Paste, Matte Medium Archival Ink: Coffee, Jet Black

  • Cambric


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