Friday, June 5, 2015

Ombre Butterfly Tutorial

This is an ATC I made for a 'Paper Traders' swap group.
Ombre Butterfly walk through:
Gather your supplies:
Cuttlebug, Big-shot or other die cutting machine. Butterfly die, white tissue paper {I used one page and folded it so that I had 12 layers to cut through.} Stapler {tiny attacher} Any color spray or mist you like.
I used Tim Holtz butterfly die. Layer your die and cut through several layers pf tissue paper. Cut them individually sliding your tissue up to cut the next set.
 Carefully remove each set and staple down the center.
Spritz a dab of spray on your craft mat, gently dip the edges and allow it to seep into the layers of tissue. Pinch the wings and dip the center to add a pinch of color to the center. Note: you can hold the center with craft pliers and dry them with your heat gun
Gently separate the layers and glue to your project. Add a line of bling or pearls down the back.
This is a fun thing to play with. Why stop with Butterflys, you can ombre almost anything white. Depending on how thick your paper is, you can dip it in water first, or spritz to help the color seep into your project.
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Ileana Carmen said...

Very beautiful butterfly.

Jessi Fogan said...

That's a stunning idea! I love love love it. Now do I have any white tissue paper....hmm....