I'm starting with four Color Burst colors. Color Burst powders are highly pigmented, watercolor powders that react with water. Wait until you see the results!
To create my stencil I grabbed the Monarch dies set and positioned five of the dies on a manila tag. Then I ran the tag through my die cut machine. I then re-positioned a few of the butterfly dies to cut out more shapes.
Here's my finished stencil! And check out all of the pre-cut butterflies I can now add to my stash!
Next, I gently tapped out the Color Burst powders through my stencil and on to a piece of heavy watercolor paper. These powders pack a punch so you don't need much. I used a tiny bit of all four colors on my butterflies...and then I spritzed the entire stencil with water.
Wow! Check out that intense color! It's amazing!
At this point, the paper is very wet and I don't want the color to run underneath my stencil so I blotted the excess color with a paper towel.
And the left over stencil isn't too bad looking either...think that's going to find a home in an art journal.
Here's my card after removing the stencil...isn't it so pretty! I love the look of the colors all running together in that beautiful watercolor effect. (Note - Color Burst powders will react with water, even after they're dry so be careful.)
I then decided to use the Majestic Monarch stamp set to add detail to my butterflies. I'm giddy over the look of the color running beyond the stamped image...so cool. I also cut off the extra cardstock, where I had a little splashing from the powders, on the right hand side of the card. All that was left to do was finish my card!
Since the butterflies were so colorful, I wanted to keep the rest of the card simple so I added an embossed piece of cardstock, and used lace to hide the seam. Then I die cut a small tag, stamped a brushstroke image, from the Grunge Elements stamp set on to the tag (I stamped off first so that the brushstroke wouldn't be too dark), and added the sentiment.
I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and you'll try creating your own stencils with dies!