A bit late getting this up....sorry 'bout that! My son has needed some extra Mom time so I am running behind....but family comes first!
These tiles and butterflies are made from a very common material....FUN FOAM! You know, the stuff in the kids crafts area! I comes in a squillion colors and it's CHEAP!
For this project I have used two different techniques with the foam. The first is heat embossed with rubber stamps.
Cut the foam into small squares (I used 2" squares). Evenly heat with a a heat gun and immediately stamp with a stamp. Deeper cut stamps without fine detail work best.
After stamping, lightly rub a metallic paint dauber over the raised areas
Affix the "tiles" to a chip board base, evenly spaced. Spray with Glimmer Mist (I used Irridescent Gold and Tarnished Brass) Let air dry.
Use 3-D paint as "grout" between tiles. This paint is very shiny, so I added fine glitter when the paint was still wet.
The Butterflies are made with a different technique... standard embossing with Tim Holtz Distress Powder.
Cut out the butterflies with sharp scissors and attach the butterflies to the tiled background in a random pattern.
This is a fun technique that I used years ago on a quilt project and thought it would work great for a lightweight mini album cover. Stay tuned next week for what's going to happen INSIDE this mini!
Have a great week and a lovely Easter weekend....
Don't forget to take time to PLAY!!!