Monday, May 25, 2009

Created byhand Challenge - Insects

4x4 - Mica is mounted in a window and the butterfly looks the same on both sides of the window!

Papillon from Butterflies Dragonflies
Small butterfly from Butterflies Dragonflies
Large flourish from Flourishes
Versamark Stamp Pad
Mini Brads in Brass
Bazzill Monochrom Green

Jerry Tresser's Gold Size
Ranger Felt Cut n Dry
23.5 carat transfer gold

Gilding on Mica: A small piece of the Cut n Dry felt stamp pad material was cut from the large sheet and the Gold Size was squirted over it and allowed to soak in for a few minutes. The small butterfly was stamped onto the Gold Sized stamp pad and them stamped onto a thin piece of mica and allowed to dry for a while. The transfer gold was rubbed off the release paper onto the stamped image and the excess gently rubbed off the mica. As a precaution against the gold being scratched off, I split the stamped piece of mica and put a layer of mica over the golden butterfly.


  1. Very nice. I still haven't used my mica pieces I bought a couple years ago. One day I have to pull it out...

  2. What a creative and beautiful idea! Gorgeous entry.

  3. Beautiful card - I love the gold butterfly!

  4. Klasse Idee!! Tolle Karte.

  5. I took an alcohol inks class awhile back, I haven't felt very creative with it, Thanks for the nudge to give it another try.

  6. This is so creative! The butterfly under the mica reminds me of my ancient butterfly collection.

  7. this is an interesting art technique thanks for sharing and thanks for your comment on my blog

  8. 12 Days of Christmas Rubber Stamps
    Merry Christmas Snowflake
    Textured Holiday Words
    are the stamps you used! This has been fun, and I am really inspired by what I have seen. I'll send you a picture of what I'm off to do, now that I've seen the artists' work!