Good morning everyone! Hope you are well! I am here with my DT creation for my All Crafts Challenge October/November :-)
Ive made a backlit butterfly canvas using simple crafting stash most people will have but to give a really different look!
I started with a little canvas, a set of LED battery powered lights (LEDS dont give off heat so are safe to use in the back of the canvas), Linen cardstock, Gold embossing powder, various butterfly stamps and dies (more details later in the post) MME papers, Stampin' Up punch and Distress inks.
I began by sewing the lights into the back of the canvas-its the most effective way I have found as you can direct the bulbs exactly where you want them without them falling etc. I also used a little bit of glue to set the ends of my threads to make sure they stay nice and tight :-)
I then cut the linen card so it was the same size as the canvas. Then I die cut three butterflies directly from this cardstock using docrafts butterfly dies.
I die cut various butterfly shapes out of linen cardstock and MME paper (for the tiny gold butterflies) using docrafts, memory box and spellbinder dies, and with a stampin' up die.
I then heat embossed the patterns on to the larger butterflies with gold embossing powder.
Next I coloured the various butterflies with distress inks in various patterns. I then stamped the tiny blue distress ink butterflies with a script stamp for the darker pattern on their wings.
Next I glued the cardstock onto the canvas and glued on my design, making sure the bend the butterflies with my fingers into realistic flying poses.
As you can see this canvas has three 'looks'-light off/lights on with the room light on/and lights on in the dark.
I love this so much I think its going to end up as a gift to myself! Hope you like it too :-)
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments!