Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Dye Inks and Diamond Dust

I played around last week with altering flowers and butterflies with dye inks and diamond dust. My daughter's best friend spent the night playing right along next to me. We dyed butterflies, paper flowers, and silk flowers. These are just a few that we did. After they were dried, I attached them to bobby pins so the girls could wear them in their hair. I think the butterfly was the overall favorite.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Finally, I took a class

I haven't taken any classes in a long time, but this one came along and I just couldn't resist. For only $20 bucks, we completed this whole project, including the frame. All embellishments and ink were included. We were given the choice of vertical or horizontal frames and we picked our own paper. We only needed adhesive.

In this class, we played with glimmer mists, diamond dust, transparencies, and stamping. We took plain butterflies, misted them, and then sugared the tops with diamond dust. We then used Glossy Accents and a Fragment charm to create the dangling piece under the tulle bow. And the top left corner is the new Tim Holtz metal photo corners. This class was a great bargain; to good to pass up. And just look how cute it came out.