Simon Says Monday: A Day at the Beach
Fusion: Summer Who sees butterflies in winter?
This project went wrong in so many ways but now I am very happy I kept adding to it. The dots in the center were the first mishap, they were suppose to be a nice plain bg in solid black but I used aged black embossing enamel instead of solid black and too small of a dot stencil for the look I was going for. SO it sat till I had sprayed shimmer spray on something else and left a napkin in the bottom to save the leftovers. Split the napkin to a single layer and white glued it to the right side. The left side was smooched in gray ink, also leftover from a project a few days latter and to try to flatten the piece I used a geometric ef. Then a challenge came up to go to the beach, so I cut a piece of drywall tape to make a look of fish netting. I sprayed the sticky side with brown spray by mistake (I was going to use the sticky side to adhere the piece to the card). Loved the brown but was not sure how to get the sticky neutralized. Adding fine glitter did the trick. Bunched the piece up and used a glue dot to adhere. The butterfly was Silhouette cut and the base painted with gold acrylic with the detail top getting heat set with aged back embossing enamel. Clean up of the gold paint was on the napkin so I dappled it around before disposing of it. Sentiment was stamped in tissue paper in black ink and glued on. Wanting more of a beach scene, I scanned a sea shell coloring book and printed the reduced in scale shells. Fussy cut, shaped and gel glued them where sea and sand meet. Layered on green pp and then white cs base in 5 3/4 x 4.
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