This is kind of a “modified bokeh” technique. I used Naturals White cardstock for this one instead of watercolor paper – and it worked great. I used an aqua painter to get the whole panel wet, then dripped a mixture of water and ink refill on it. I used Island Indigo, Crushed Curry and Pool Party for the ink. I think that’s what I used, anyway…it was several days ago, so I may be wrong about the colors. But I’m pretty sure it was a dark blue, light blue and a yellow.
Instead of creating a stencil with punches/dies and a window sheet, I used the dotty stamp from Best Day Ever with Whisper White craft ink. Then I added more circles with a sponge dauber. I used a gel pen to add a few more, but I’m not sure I like that…I think it may have needed more of those dots. I either should have kept adding or resisted them in the first place. But I just bought a new gel pen, and they usually die if I don’t use them a lot, so I had to break it in.
After it dried, I added some ferns (from Butterfly Basics) in Mossy Meadow, a sentiment (from Butterfly Basics) in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, and a stamped butterfly (Island Indigo on Crushed Curry) from Butterfly Basics. I die cut the butterfly with the Butterflies thinlits. (Yes, the die did slip. And, yes, I did use a magnetic platform. And, yes, since you keep asking, my cutting plates are very warped and I need to use the new ones so the magnetic platform will actually function like it’s supposed to.)
This was simple to do. It’s much easier with the stamp – and you can earn it FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $50 minimum order. If you order the Butterfly Basics bundle, the Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad and the Naturals White card stock, you’ve earned a free product. What are you waiting for? SAB is half over already. Get your order together and send it in today.