By Needlework and General Crafts Contributor Emily from the blog Larkspur Cottage.
This charming flock of barrettes is the perfect gift for the little hairstylist or butterfly-lover in your life! They are a great way to use up scarp felt, and choosing the coordinating colours is one of the best parts!
Sometimes a stamp is just so pretty it can stand alone simply being stamped with black ink. I do this sometimes with my stamps and I love the look. I do like to add pops of color here and there though for highlight. This stamp from Inkadinkado called Fancy Fauna is perfect for this technique.
I then simply blended the ink colors over the butterflies using the masks. I connected the larger circle and smaller one and then left another smaller circle by itself for better flow.
I didn’t want to cover the entire butterflies with the circles—just parts of them.
I chose a sentiment from a Hampton Art stamp set, but trimmed it so it would fit in the area I needed. I do this a lot and you can easily put the stamp back to where it was and it will stamp like you didn’t even cut it.
Here’s a final look at my project. I hope you’ll try this technique with some of your favorite stamps. You could even try different shapes like squares or triangles. Thanks for joining me today!