I had some requests to do a tutorial on my Layered Butterfly ATC. I was able to get it done today. I did a video tutorial and I also wanted to put it here on my blog. I really love this technique. Here's the end result so you know where we're headed:
So, let's get started:
The first step is making a stencil with your favorite die you want to use. As you can see in the picture, there is my butterfly die next to my pallet knife. I ran it through my Vagabond with a piece of acetate and made a stencil, which you can see sitting on top of the embossing paste. To make it easier, I sprayed a little "Easy Tack" on the back of the stencil and pressed it onto my ATC base. Then I used my Wendy Vechi Embossing Paste in Black and gently spread it all over my ATC, covering the stencil well and creating a nice amount of texture with my knife blade. Once I had my ATC covered I gently pulled the stencil off, leaving behind the impression from the stencil. I made sure to promptly wash my pallet knife and stencil. I really like the stencil and want to have it for future uses. I then let the embossing paste dry completely.
While the embossing paste was drying I did a little prep. I used Mod Podge to adhere 80# white cardstock to some music note paper. I also put a coat of Mod Podge on top of the music note paper so it would have a nice coating and add a little thickness. I set this aside to dry.
I continued my prep by die cutting a butterfly with a heavy weight red cardstock (from Papertrey Ink). I also cut a small tag for a "thank you" sentiment I wanted to add. Then I used my Black India Ink to stamp my sentiment on my little tag.
Meanwhile my white cardstock and music note paper dried so I die cut them with the same butterfly die. It was now ready to adhere to the ATC. I applied a thin amount of my Art Glitter glue all over the butterfly impression on the ATC and then carefully inlaid the music note butterfly. Because I was using the same die everything fit together perfectly. I also adhered my sentiment with the same glue.
The only remaining step was to adhere the red cardstock butterfly die cut. I put a good amount of glue on just the body of the music note butterfly and it's antenna, then I attached the red die cut butterfly and bent it's wings up to give it a dimensional look.
As one last step I embellished with three sequins. I used silver to give it a fun little shimmer. I used two 8mm sequins and one 4mm sequin. That's it, super easy. Think how much fun this technique would be with other dies you already own! I hope some of you will give this technique a try!