Saturday, 3 September 2022

3D butterfly - wax pastes and oxide sprays


Hi everyone, I finally managed to buy this butterfly die and used it straight away.
It's been on my wishlist for ages lol!

I diecut it from black card and rubbed on some art alchemy wax pastes.
I added some gilded foundry wax as highlights and heat set it to bring out the shine.
(I added the antennae from a Memory Box butterfly die!)

The tag was sprayed with oxides in dusty concord and salvaged patina with a spritz of spray stain in antique linen. To finish I blended in some vintage photo distress ink around the edge then spattered on some gold watercolour paint.

Here's a closer look at the shine:

The sentiment die was inked with versamark and embossed with Lindy's midnight gold ep.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Allsorts, playing along with the anything goes option.

Mix it Up Challenge, the anything goes option

Simon Says Stamp Monday, make your own background
Sizzix 3D butterfly impresslit; MFT tag dies; Memory Box birthday cursive script circle (I cut the circle off); Kaisercraft flourish embossing folder;
Art Alchemy antique brilliance wax in vintage silk, amethyst magic and mystic turquoise; Distress oxide sprays in dusty concord and salvaged patina; Distress spray stain antique linen; Finetec inca gold watercolour paint; Ranger foundry wax-gilded; versamark ink and Lindy's midnight gold embossing powder; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Darnell said...

Look at you, Cathy, being all alchemy and creating this magnificent dimensional butterfly and sediment panel! The added embossing from the folder makes it even more spectacular! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

Brenda in IN said...

I love the colors on the tag and the butterfly is gorgeous. The waxes brought out the details on the butterfly and it is elegant. Beautiful card, Cathy.

Dena J said...

Cathy, the butterfly and background are stunning!! Marvelous and elegant design as well. Thank you so much for sharing with Allsorts this week.

Pat said...

What a fabulous finish you got on this beautiful butterfly using the wax pastes Cathy, and the embossed sentiment, and the sprays look so pretty used on the background, and some great spattering too and looking amazing over the embossing folder you used for the background. A gorgeous card. x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Oh my Cathy - absolutely stunning! Love your butterfly atop the label and crisp white embossing!!

brenda said...

A beautiful Butterfly with the gold highlights and complimentary sentiment, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Linby said...

This is so beautiful! Just love how you did the accents and the background. Great to use NBUS too.
Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

Julie B said...

Love the inky background tag for your super die cut butterfly to sit against, such a rich look. Thanks for joining us at HLS Birthday. :)

Mervi said...

Gorgeous and lovely card!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts,-))m

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my! It's amazing to think you created this gorgeous butterfly with a die and waxes. I saw your card at NBUS and had to come take a closer look. So glad I came over!

Cards with Caitlin said...

This is so pretty! I love it! The texture is stunning. Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers for our Birthday Challenge!

JoAnn said...

Wow, this is beautiful Cathy. Don't know why I am just now seeing it. The butterfly is so pretty and the background looks great.

Lucy E. said...

Your butterfly tag is so elegant and lovely!

Sarn said...

Simply beautiful! xxx

BożenA said...

Hello Cathy, this is an absolutely stunning card. I love the butterfly that looks like old jewelry. The embossed background emphasizes the beauty of the tag and the butterfly even more. Thank you for joining our HLS Birthday challenge. This is an amazing inspiration.
BożenA xx