Saturday, 3 March 2018

Creative Team - Blue Butterfly Tag

Blue Butterfly Girl - Large Mixed Media Tag

By Creative Team Member - Dani Choate


Drafting or thick tracing paper
Ranger - Inkssentials craft tags - Black Size #12
Cocoa Vanilla - Wild at Heart - Double Dot paper
Bohemian dreams - Vellum accents
Kaisercraft - acrylic paint "Antique White" (can use various shades to make skin coloured paint)
Stencil Girl - Traci Bautista - Deconstructed Zinnia stencil
Sharpie - Extra fine - black & white
Prismacolor pencils (or any good coloured pencils)
Kuretake - Gansai Tambi - silver calligraphy watercolour
450 glue
round brush - size 8


- Rough sketch a face onto the black tag in light pencil
- Fill in the face and neck  shape with a 'skin colour' paint as background
- Use pencils to shade out the face and add features
- Use extra fine black Sharpie for details & extra fine white Sharpie for highlights.
- Using tracing paper to give you the shape, cut out the Cocoa Vanilla Double Dot blue paper to use as a blackout background (this should hide any rogue sketch lines)
- Use silver watercolour to add waves or texture lines to the hair
- Mount the tag onto black card with a 2mm border
- Separately, onto the thick drafting paper, using the Stencil Girl stencil, stencil 3x flowers
         1- using Diamond paste
         2 - using Style matt paste
         3 - using glitter fabric paste

- Wait for these to be fully dry and fussy cut them out. However, make sure to cut the Matt paste Zinnia down by one petal around the circumference so it is a smaller flower and the Diamond paste Zinnia down by 2 petals so it is an even smaller flower
- Mount all three flowers in size order using dimensional squares to pop-up each layer
- Glue the centre of this flower stack to the hair of the girl making sure it is approximately within the centre of her beehive hair-do
- using glue, attach the first 3 large blue flowers. Then add the next 3 smaller cream flowers

- Attach all other flowers in a diagonal movement from the top left hand corner down to her right ear

- Mix two colours of Cadence Mixed Media Spray and use like ink to give some shading and dimenion to the edges of her hair

- Using the same ink and a size #8 round brush paint some leaf fronds onto tracing or drafting paper (this may take some practise but you can always use these extras on another project)

- Fussy cut the best of the fronds out
- Tuck the leaves in, around and under the bottom half of the flower stack
- Add three Cocoa Vanilla vellum butterflies. Only attach with glue using the middle line of the piece so that the butterflies look like they are flying
- Finish off the entire tag with coordinating ribbon

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