Monday, September 14, 2009

TLC Faux Enamel

Hello all. I hope you had a great weekend. I’m off and running this week with another TLC on I saw THIS POST by Jacquie Hefner where she had a tutorial on Faux Enamel Technique. Wow, was I blown away from the results that she achieved. I didn’t have any metallic crayons. (my baby is 25, and while I did have a container of crayons for company, I didn’t have any metallic ones. I even made a special trip to my local Walgreens, thinking for sure they would have some with the isles and isles of school supplies, but no luck) So…I just continued on with what I had, and while I didn’t get the awesome metallic shimmer that Jacquie achieved, I was quite happy with my results just the same. Now I’m on the hunt for metallic crayons so I can try this again.

I completed the process that Jacquie outlined and then used my pieces to die cut these butterflies
Here is a closer look where you can see some of the thick shine and dimension that this technique adds. I added some black crystals to the bodies and attached them with glue dots. I hope that you will join me on the Try a New Technique challenge TLC238 and give this fun technique a try.

Have a fantastic day!

Paper: Yellow, orange, red, black, Pure Luxury 120# White
Accessories: Wax paper, crayons, pencil sharpener, heat gun, Butterfly Sizzix die, Mosaic Tiles (Mark Richards), Hero Arts Crystals, Crystal Lacquer, Ribbon (Creative Impressions and Ellen Hutson), Flower Embellishments (IHP), Impressabilities – Pebbles (IHP) Mini Pop Dots, Glimmer Mist


Tina Gilliland said...

Wow! This is really cool!! It does look like enamel! I CANNOT believe I am not a follower on your blog!! How did that happen??? And yet, I think you're listed on MY blog roll! Ha!! I'm definitely following now, GF! *smile*

Crystal said...

WOWZA Lynn those butterflies look AMAZING!!!

Claire Brennan said...

Absolutely stunning butterflies Lynn, this is such a cool effect!!