Thursday, 28 April 2016

Chiyogami papers - Butterfly heart

Hello to anyone reading this.
Hope your crafting is going well.

I have been having fun using the beautiful Chiyogami papers that ArtCuts sell.

They are gorgeous Japanese, hand  silk- screen printed  papers, that are very robust and brilliant to use.

They are also great to stamp onto, as you can see on the sample.

 The flowers were stamped onto Cherry blossom blue and Cherry blossom lilac papers,  with a Versafine inkpad and  then cut out.

I then  rearranged them onto the heart.  When I was happy with the arrangement I stuck them down with PVA glue.

I swiped a VersaMagic inkpad over the heart to do the background colour. It is easier to do this before sticking the flowers down. I left it until afterwards because I wasn't sure whether to colour all over or just around the edge, as I do like to see the plain wood.

The butterflies were coloured in the same way as the heart, and the embellishments added.
Then they were stuck onto strips of acetate and the other ends were stuck to the back of the heart, so that the butterflies float and bounce. This gives movement to the project.

The flower stamps are in a Hobby Art set called Garden Birds.

Keep an eye on the ArtCuts website, as there will be  some technique snippets coming soon, one of which will be showing how easy it is to cover the shapes, with these gorgeous papers.

Thanks for stopping by.
See you soon.


  1. Very pretty heart Carole. The design is gorgeous and love the butterflies. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  2. One of my favourite things that you've ever made Carole, it's the prettiest colour scheme ever and I love your floating butterflies. Xx


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