Sunday, March 15, 2009

Melting Butterflies

This is what Michelle had to say about her lovely "Winter Blues" layout: For a 3 dimensional look, I decided to 'melt' the hand cut out butterflies. This is really very easy and trial and error as to how much you should melt your cut outs. I just used a candle lighter and held the cut out over the flame until the overlay started curling up. As soon as you think there is enough curl, then stop melting it. It is a very addictive technique to try! ;-)

I had to try butterfly melting right away! How about you? I'm now in love with this technique! It IS very addicting! Thanks Michelle for telling us about it!

A couple more tips: The plastic curls TOWARD the flame. The flame caused some black soot, but I was able to get most of it off the overlay by rubbing with a damp paper towel.

Try it! You'll like it!

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  1. lOVE LOVE WHAT YOU DID WITH THE BUTTERFLIES!! That technique is totally addictive and gives soo much dimension to layouts!

  2. I guess I need to try to heat things up more often. This same technique works good on Sheer Ribbon. It curls up the ribbon and stiffens it a bit. Glue dot your ribbon loosely on your page or card and heat to see what it does. Thanks for the cool technique. Love the way the butterflies come alive.