Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Butterfly Dangle

Well I went a completely differant direction this week. I decided to do a Dangle or Chime type item. I used four dies from Cottage Cutz to make both of the dangles. The Ornate Butterfly, Dragonfly, Layered Daisy and the Peach. Each dangle is about 8" long.

I layered the butterfly by cutting the butterfly three times (picture three down) and only popping out some parts of the ornate area's. I also used Bazzill Bling card stock. Yes because I love the texture and gloss, but also because it is slightly heavier and the pop out don't alwaysa fall out right away. YES! they do cut, but will grenerally stay in tact until you give them a push. . .  .this also helps in not misplacing pieces that you need.

I trimmed the butterfly, dragonfly and flowers in Micro Yellow Glitter, Crystal Stickle and Micro Seed Beads. The Micro Seed Beads were glued on with Glossy Accents. It was a very random aplication og textures. This added a great deal of texture, dimention  and light contrast. The key is to add the glitters and textures in random area's. Solid area's will make it look leavy.

This is the Daisy, Layered. by cutting the top layer of the daisy out twice and saving the pop out tear drops, you can use them randomly on the solid base flower for added color. The tear drops were glued to the flat base flower. The top layer of the flower was only glued in the center and the petals were popped up. The leaf was from the Copttage Cutz Peachy Keen Peach Die. 

Here is the layout of the butterfly, the base is WHITE with no items punched out. Than the ORANGE layer has some of the pop out taken out, than the YELLOW top layer has all the items popped out. As you are glueing the orange layer to the base white, the glue is sealing the un-popped pieces so they will not fall out. After you have glued the three layers together, put under a heavy item like your work mat or book. . so it will dry flat. After it is completely dry. . use a brush or your finger to spread a thin layer of glue on the back. This will fix the remainder of the pop outs from coming out.

OK, here is a photo of the reason this all started, we are fish for all the nifty stuff out there. C-Thru Company as all this cool MY ART ATC Collection which inclues these sets of Micro Glitters and Beads, not to mention the cool packaging. They are in sets of three related colors of various textures of glitters and beads in bottles with a cork and tied in a twine. . WOW!  if for no other reason than to buy it for the cool look. The wooden handled tool is from some cheezy craft company, they come in three sizes and are durt cheap. They are to twirl wire and work perfect to add a wacky wire accent. Last trick of the day. Once you twirled your wire and you want that wacky thing to randomly happen to your wire. . .after you have the twirl spring-y thing done . . pull the twirled wire out a bit, so it is a loose swirl. . .take the side of the wooden block of a rubber stamp and crush the wire. . fast. . when you lift the wooden block, the wire will have cruched . . going all directs. . fluff and you are done
That's it for this week. . Happy Crafting.


Shar said...

Get out!! These are gorgeous!!!!

Lorie said...

Barry, my friend, I'm speechless. That's it. I got nothing else! You are AMAZING!!!!

Love ya,