Thursday, May 24, 2012

Black, White and a Pop of Blue Butterfly

This month's Dreamweaver challenge theme is black and white and a pop of color OR graduation.  Here is my interpretation.  It is a modified version of the Double Glitter Technique.  I used the LJ 916 Butterfly stencil.  This stencil is in the shape of a butterfly, instead of the typical square shape.  Here are the step out instructions:
1)  Soap the back of the stencil, just like you would for double glitter.  I used the Handmade Hawaiian Coconut Soap.  (If you would like to see a picture of this, look at last week's post.)
2)  Brush off the "crumblies" that have formed against the stencil.
3)  Remove one side of the double sided adhesive paper and place the stencil on the exposed adhesive, soap side down.
4)  Use the covering that you just removed from the adhesive to hold over the butterfly and mask out the areas that you want to be blue as you pour clear glitter around the edges.  (I used Art Glitter Transparent Ultrafine #85 Crystal.)  Be sure to rub it in a little with your finger.
5)  Set aside the covering.  Put pinches of the colors that you would like on the butterfly.  Be sure to locate these colors where you want them to remain the purest version of themselves.  I used Art Glitter Ultrafine Opaque in #113 Sky in the center area and Ultrafine Opaque #32 True Blue towards the outside.
6)  Use your finger to rub the glitter onto the adhesive and in towards the other color to blend.
7)  Brush off with a large stencil brush.
8)  Put the project stencil side down and carefully remove the adhesive from the stencil.
9)  Cover the now exposed adhesive with Details Black Embossing Powder and push it off the glittered sections with your finger.
10) Heat emboss.
You can see from the detail here that it is a slightly different look from regular double glitter.  It creates a little more of a "vinatge-y" look. 

Now it is your turn.  Check out the other blogs (listed on the side) to gather inspiration.  Then, create something that follows the theme "Black and white with a pop of color" or "graduation".  Put it online (anywhere, even Snapfish) and link it to the Dream it Up Blog.  It is as simple as that.  You can win some stencils from Dreamweaver.  Give it a try!


  1. Why am I surprised that you can even make black and white full of blingy, sprakly goodness!

  2. Stunning Laura! I read this twice because doing that butterfly "shape" stencil is a bit challenging and now I think I have some good tips...will definitely try this before I try to demo.

  3. This is beautiful, Laura! It looks as if it were painted with glitter!