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Friday, February 22, 2013

Telescopic Swallowtail

To achieve this optical illusion effect, stack three mats and stamp them at the same time.

I used markers to colour the butterfly, then blended them with an Aqua Painter.

Be sure to use a solvent-based permanent ink like Jet Black StazOn on the stamp whenever you plan to colour the image.













-cut three mats from card stock
-use temporary adhesive to hold them together and stamp the image (The  missing image around the edges will be covered by the dark mats.)
-colour the image with markers, then blend with an Aqua Painter and let dry
-adhere the large coloured mat to the card front
-stack and adhere the small and medium mats together with the dark mats
-wrap with linen thread and adhere the stack to the card front
-add the pin and tag


Supplies
Stamps
-Swallowtail 129213
-Tiny Tags 118091
Ink
-Jet Black StazOn pad 101406
-So Saffron marker
-More Mustard marker
-Cajun Craze marker
-Baja Breeze marker
-Marina Mist marker
-Wild Wasabi marker
Paper
-Very Vanilla card stock 101650
-Not Quite Navy card stock 100867
-So Saffron card stock 105118
Tools
-Aqua Painter 103954
-Jewellery Tag punch 117190
Accessories
-Linen thread 104199
-Vintage Trinkets 118764

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