Wednesday, February 10, 2010

What's up Wednesday! February 10, 2010

Today I made some Butterflies and Dragonflies!!

To make these you wll need a product named Lutradur (a spun polyester that can be painted, stamped, sewn, spryaed. inked, dyed.....), stamps, Glimmer Mist, UTEE or other embossing powder.

Stamp the image onto the Lutradur using Stayz On ink (or another non-water based ink). Cut out image and spray with Glimmer Mists. Multi colors give it more depth and interest. Experiment!! If you use your heat tool to speed up the drying process, don't get it too hot it can melt!

At this point, you can over-stamp the image with embossing ink and add clear or opalescent embossing powder. Next you will add embossing ink to the body section only and apply colored UTEE (I used Bronze or Blue Interference) to the body to give it "body" and differentiation. I also added some Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Enamel...toooo Coool!

Add Stickels for a bit of added color or sparkle! Try paint or markers and colored pencils for added pop!

These would be great to add to a layout or mini book! Have FUN!!



  1. Beautiful, awesome and easy! Nice! Thanks, Laura

  2. They are beautiful Laura,
    Jolanda (the Netherlands)

  3. very very pretty. i love the butterfly the most.
    stephanie (florida)

  4. wawwwwww beatiful, those buterflies are the most beatiful I ve never seen =O, good job
    have anice week

  5. You think maybe you can show what happens when you melt the Lutradur? Maybe you can put in a project.

  6. what is the advantage to the lutradur over cardstock? Will it tear? Looks cool.

  7. Love all your albums!

    I have something for you on my blog.

  8. What a fabulous tutorial I love the dragonflies and butterflies.

    I never knew these gorgeous Tattered Angels clear stamp sets existed and I LOVE them, had I not watched your video I would never have found them, so thanks so much

    Take Care

    Sarah xx

  9. Really Beautiful, Will try these out once Ive got a few projects out of the way. Love them

  10. Laura, beautiful butterflies and dragonflies.
    Just changed the name of my blog. I'm following your blog. Would you follow mine? Then I can get directly to yours from mine.