Zen Butterfly by Lyn Bernatovich


  1. Cut card base 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, score at 4-1/4.  Set aside.
  2. Molten Magic Butterfly:  
    1. Cut a piece of card stock slightly larger than the butterfly stencil and place on a work surface.  
    2. Tape the stencil over the paper with removable tape on all four sides.  
    3. With the palette knife, scoop out paste from the jar and spread along the edge of the paste spreader.  
    4. Starting at the top of the stencil, smoothly pull the spreader to the end of the stencil.  
    5. Remove tape from three sides.  
    6. Gently pick up the lower corner of the stencil and pull up and off the paper taking the tape with it.  
    7. While wet, dip a dry brush into the metallic powders and flick over the butterfly in several areas.  
    8. Repeat with the next color until a good amount of the area is covered.  
    9. With a heat tool over the image, begin to heat the surface.  
    10. As it melts and when bubbling begins, pull the heat tool away to create smaller bubbles rather than larger blisters.  
    11. To avoid singing the paper, move quickly to another area immediately.  
    12. Set aside to cool for about 20 minutes.  
    13. Use a tack cloth or 'Swiffer' dusting cloth to clean up any mica powder from the card stock background.  
    14. Fussy cut out the butterfly.
  3. Creative Palette Background Panel:  
    1. Follow directions on packaging and work with a full sheet of mixed media paper to create more than you need for future projects.  Soak palette in VERY HOT water for 5 minutes before using.
    2. Place pea-sized paint blobs in various areas of the palette and blend out to the edges of the palette.  
    3. You can also randomly impress stamps into the paint at this point.  
    4. Lay the mixed media paper over the palette and gently smooth with your hand.  
    5. Peel off paper.
    6. Continue adding paint to the palette and press the same sheet or press several other sheets until the desired result is achieved.  
    7. Set aside to dry.  
    8. Clean the palette and any stamps immediately.
  4. Cut the background panel 5-1/4 x 4 and dry emboss the stencil using the following stacking recipe:  platform with no tabs, stencil, background panel with colored side down, rubber mat, two cutting plates.  
  5. Wrap a length of ribbon around over each edge of the panel and secure with tape.  
  6. To cinch and gather the ribbon, tie thread around the area where the butterfly will be centered and knot.  
  7. Adhere the butterfly over the ribbon.  
  8. Stamp the sentiment in the lower right corner.  
  9. Affix the completed panel to the card front.  
  10. Add pearls to the background for interest.

Print Project

Also uses these supplies:

DWFX06 Eye of the Tiger
DWFX10 Kiwi
DWFX13 Sapphire Metallic

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Flat Pearls by A Muse Studio
Ribbon by May Arts
Big Shot by Sizzix
1/2" Removable Tape by 3M®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

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