Monday, 1 May 2017

F is for Faux and/or Jasmine

Taking advantage of Andrew going to bed extra early as he's made up with the flu I had last week, yes I kindly donated it too him *lol* I decided to do a quick tag for Mrs A's butterfly challenge which ends tomorrow night.

(I watched some You Tube vid's last night on 'faux craft techniques' and came upon Faux Enameling. the lady in question used punched paper circles, to which she 'stamped' with an embossing ink pad then dipped the circles in clear embossing powder, then used the heat gun to dry. She then repeated the process to make it more glossy. Once done they really looked like she had used an enamel on them.)

I already had some butterflies which I had punched out for another project previously so I decided to have a go at enameling those. I pressed them into the embossing pad then dipped into the clear embossing powder pot, knocked the loose powder off then used the heat gun to dry - note to self Get longer tweezers - ouch. Then repeated the process. Not only does it look like enamel, it also makes the embellishments quite stiff.

Flicking through my snippet box, I really must get colour coded envelopes sorted, I found this pale yellow/cream card stock which fitted the description of the colour Jasmine 'creamy yellow' so I decided to use that.
The stamp came from a HUGE carrier bag full which I was gifted by a friend at work, I've sorted out the ones I want to keep (see what I did there - I didn't say I'd actually use them) and the other half I am going to take to the PDSA charity shop I visit.
Used black pigment ink for the design as I wanted a dreamy look and Stazon is to precise and clear for that.

thin cardstock
wooden block stamp
sentiment from Fairy Belle by Jodie Lee
butterfly punch
Dovecraft fibres
Inkadinkado Glam gold pigment ink smudged round edges
X cut corner rounder
X cut hole punch 

entering in: butterfly challenge = F for faux and/or Jasmine
                  pixies snippets playground = 279 & 280


  1. Your enamelled butterflies look lovely. I have not tried this technique yet but have seen several videos which do make it all look rather appealing. Note to self on the longer tweezers or at least oven proof mitt to hold short ones. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. Oh what a lovely tag Amanda! Great faux enamelling (must try that one and I do have some very long tweezers it so happens).


    Di xx

  3. That's such a pretty tag.
    Hugs, Sarn x