Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Distress Oxides stamping more pretty butterflies

You know how I love my butterflies so I was so pleased to find this little technique using distress oxides to create these quite realistic looking creatures. If you missed my first experiments a while ago you can find them here and the project I used these on is here.

Begin by dipping a piece of card and drying into distress oxides several times - I used worn lipstick and spiced marmalade. 


Punch or die-cut several so you have a stash of them when you've finished for other projects as well.


I have this little butterfly stamp that was free sometime ago on the Craft Stamper magazine, I love the markings it has on it and the clear veins.


I used the stamp with watering can archival ink and stamped over my punched butterfly as I wanted the detail to show up, but I was very disappointed with it. The contrast is much too harsh.


So I went back to my oxides and stamped using the same colours I had created the background with and the results were amazing. 


These lovely little creatures look so soft and delicate, perfect for a shabby project.


See you on Friday for the beginning of a new challenge at A Vintage Journey and my CG project.

hugs Brenda xxx


21 comments:

Glennis said...

A great result Brenda, they are so pretty

Valerija said...

They are really pretty!
Valerija xx

maria's knutselplezier said...

You made some beautiful butterfies , I love them and they will be very pretty on your projects!!!
Have fun!!
Maria

Gina said...

Sometimes I scare myself with my psychic linkage.....guess what I was doing yesterday lol
*making background card with overstamped butterflies and moths on* XXX

Jane said...

They are so pretty with the oxide stamping Brenda....beautiful elements all ready to flutter onto your gorgeous creations. 4 more sleeps...😊xxx

Mrs.B said...

So pretty and delicate. The Oxide stamping really makes a difference.
Avril xx

Jan Hill said...

Beautiful butterflies x

Hazel Agnew said...

They are so beautiful Brenda. Inspiring me to play again! Xx 😊

Monika Gulyas said...

Wow, fabulous!!! I love them!!!

sally said...

I need to find time to play with my oxides....they are still wrapped! Maybe these beautiful butterflies will be the kicking I need....I NEED to make our anniversary card before next Friday!!!!


Sally xx

Angela Radford said...

So lovely Brenda, love them xXx

Patty O'Malley said...

Wonderful idea!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Loved seeing this Brenda, the oxides seem perfect for your butterflies! Hugs, Chrisx

Redanne said...

The results definitely are amazing, the butterflies are gorgeous!! Hugs, Anne xx

Corrie Herriman said...

They are fabulous Brenda !
Corrie x

Lisa said...

Wow!! They look so amazing!! I love how you used the Distress Oxides!! Stunning butterflies!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Aren't these Oxides the best thing ever, wonderful little butterflies Brenda ;)
hugs
Donna xx

Annie said...

Such beautiful butterflies Brenda.............now where are we going to see them pop up xx

sending my best wishes and see you Sunday

Hugs Annie xx

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful butterflies and I love those colors together! Can't wait for the new challenge! :)

Sue said...

These are so pretty Brenda, isn't it great when a plan comes together!

Cec said...

Gorgeous. I need to buy me some Oxides, I think. Off to have a conversation with the Bank of Husband.