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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Watercolored FOLDED WING Swallowtail

I've been wanting to do some watercoloring with the Swallowtail stamp set. I enjoyed it so much so I decided to have my Stamp Club members try it for themselves. They were thrilled learning the technique as we black embossed  one side of the butterfly twice on watercolor paper, flooded the paper with water using an Aqua Painter and then dropped Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, and Island Indigo re-inkers in the water flooded areas. We then pushed the ink around using the aqua painter filling in the wings.They also learned to let the water move the ink, brushing too much will get the colors muddy. There is no need to have a body for the bottom wing. Glue down just the body of the front wing, bend and then Pop up the front wing with dimensionals. Slightly rotate  the bottom one as you tuck it under the front one so that both wings show.

****TIP If your Island Indigo ink gets too dark at the edge of
your wings, simply dab the wings with a paper towel and pull out
some of the darkness.
Card Stock: Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Watercolor
Ink: Versamark, Island Indigo for sentiment, Reinkers as mentioned above
Stamps: Swallowtail, Loving Thoughts
Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Labels Framelits, Black Embossing Folder,
          Heat Tool, Aqua Painter


  1. Absolutely lovely, I thought it was vellum, but will have to try with watercolor paper!

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