Monday, July 6, 2009

Spritzing a Butterfly

I have a really fun little project to share with you today that uses the new Shimmerz Spritz and a fun Impression Obsession stamp set. Impression Obsession is sponsoring the Shimmerz design team this week, and I chose this very versatile Butterflies and Blossoms set to use on my project. I have been having such a great time playing around with my Spritz, and have tried it on so many different materials. This technique I actually discovered accidentally.

My plan was to stamp the image with Black Versafine ink and heat emboss it with clear embossing powder....so far so good... Well, then I spritzed it heavily with my favorite Spritz color - Tuscan Sun. I was going to wipe it off the embossed areas, but the phone rang. When I came back in, the Spritz had settled into all the little grooves of the embossing and given it this almost stone-like effect which I just love! Click the picture below for an extreme closeup to see it!!

I also spritzed the primas before adding them. This container is just an empty Crystal Lite container. For the topper on it, I made a little ribbon flower with some cream colored ribbon and spritzed it with Eucalyptus. Then I stamped this really cool Sun image and embossed it too. I punched it with a circle punch and layered it with a spritzed prima and one of the Bloom centers.



The Shimmerz girlz will be showcasing Impression Obsession stamps on our projects all week, here on the Shimmerz blog, so stop back again tomorrow and check out the fabulous samples they've created for you!

Hugs, Jami

6 comments:

Ali Manning/newenglandstamper said...

This is an awesome effect, Jami. It really looks like real stone.

Kim Dellow said...

Lovely Jami, what a great idea, beautifully done. Kim

Shirley said...

Absolutely stunning, Jami! I am in love with that butterfly. The embossed area looks like beautiful Marcasite to me.

Shirley from the IO blog.

Danielle said...

I really thought this was a wax candle. What a great idea recycling a CL container :D Great job!

Stac said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Jami. Great technique.

Deborah March said...

Mmmmm, wonderful!