Phew! Made it through another work week. This one was especially challenging to put it nicely. Next week isn't shaping up to be much better, so I plan to get as much enjoyment out of this weekend as possible!
Starving Artistamps. Making this was so much fun, I'm not sure why it's still legal! I started with a technique from Technique Junkies called Double Duty Melted Wax. It's a simple technique: stamp your image on white cardstock, add crayon shavings (just scrape the side of the crayons with a craft knife), cover with parchment paper, and heat with a craft iron until the wax melts, which it does pretty quickly. When I did mine, I still had some of the white paper showing through. I was using my Clover mini-iron with a tiny little sole plate, so I just melted some crayon right on the iron and applied it directly to the paper with the iron, which I think is the traditional en-caustic painting technique. Whatever it's called, it's pure fun! In not time flat, I had five of these butterflies colored using different color schemes.
I didn't put a sentiment on this card because this is one that I can use in a pinch for many different things. When I decide to use the card, I'll add a sentiment to the white tag and also attach a gift card, money, a piece of chocolate...whatever is appropriate.
I hope your enjoying your weekend, too, and can have a little fun of your own. Bye for now!
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