15 April 2013

Make it Crafty inspiration ~ Voiding the Warranty....technically no, but the idea is to think outside the square and use something for other than the intended use.  My project turned into a tutorial!  I've been playing around with some Impasto Paste and thought about using the Chipboard negatives to create my own unique embellishments.    

To get started you will need some chipboard negatives, I've used Delicate Butterflies, I removed all the chipboard and sprayed the negative with a matt sealer to help protect the chipboard from the moisture in the paste.

 Next using a flexible pallet knife, and Impasto paste (not gel as this dries clear), lay the template on some cardstock and spread the Impasto paste onto the area you want to use.  I'm using the three largest butterflies.

Very carefully dab over the impasto with some lightly balled up plastic wrap, this adds texture to the paste, you could leave it smooth if you wanted to.  The next two photos, show you both ways.

This takes a little while to dry, so put it aside for a few hours and come back to it to colour them with your copic markers.  I've used very juicy markers and gone over the colours, remember to wipe the tip of your marker clean when you do this.

  I've used the large butterfly to make my card, I have a gold leaf pen and rubbed it gently across the highest parts of the texture to add a touch of gold.

And here is the finished project.  I've sponged Rusty Hinge and Wild Honey distress inks on to apricot card, stamped the swirly flourish in Gathered Twigs DI and added some pearls and ribbon.  No sentiment as yet, I'll add one when I know what I want to use the card for.
So while you may have thought to use your chipboard negatives as part of your project, I hope you will give this a try so you get more for your crafting dollar and use your items for more than their original purpose.

Kasey ~ in Oz


  1. wow!! love the texture on these kasey! great work! :)

  2. That's pretty cool. Love the texture.

    Susan x

  3. Wow! Gorgeous butterflies and a lovely card too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  4. Hi Kasey

    What a brilliant way to make fab embellishments . . . I wonder if I would have enough patience to let them dry LOL!!!

    Loving the background you have created for your lovely butterfly too.

    Hope all is good with you.

    Love Jules xx

  5. Nice work, what a clever idea. Love your butterflies and your great card. Jx

  6. Nice work, what a clever idea. Love your butterflies and your great card. Jx


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