Thursday, February 28, 2019

Fun Techniques using Ann Butler Products

Fun Techniques using Ann Butler Products

I created amazing backgrounds using Ann Butler products. Wtih so many colour options creating is fun. 

I created this background for my card. I used the soft elegant colours to compliment the papers.

Step 1:

These photos show the technique used to create the finished look.
I stamped the coloured i planned to use on a scrap... and added some water to thin it and to where I could grab the colours from the paper with a paint brush.

Step 2:
This photo shows how i spread the colours over the main card base in about 3rds and blending together at the edges of colour change.

Step 3:

After applying an accent border piece of paper I took the paint brush with lots of ink on it and flicked it onto the background using a mix of colours.

Step 3:

With the main background done I 3Dfoam popped the print paper section with the bird ready to apply to center of the background.

Step 4:

With everything glued together I have an amazing card for any birthday and the background colours look amazing with the print images.


I created this background using Ann Butler Iridescents... which look metallic or pearlescent.... and coloured chipboard with it too. What a rich elegant finish.

Step 1:

I put the medium on the baggie on my hand and then applied some water... I then scrunched it in my hand to spread it around on the baggie. It was then dabbed onto the tester paper.

Step 2:

After seeing the tester I then took the big jump and I appied the same technique to this scrapbook page layered background. It looks awesome. With all the fun bright colours of paper the pearlized iridescents medium in Orchid was perfect.


While testing the iridescent medium on paper I decided to test it also on chipboard.... and OMG I love it... what a fabulous shimmer to add to make great accents for your projects.

Step 4:

Here is my project using lots of Iridescent medium on my scrapbook page.

Ann Butler Designs Products used:

Ann Butler’s Crafter’s Ink by Clearsnap:  Ocean Breeze, Berry, Evergreen
Ann Butler’s Iridescents:  Orchid

Other Products
  • card base
  • print papers/accents
  • cardstock
  • 3D foam
  • Beacon 3-in-1 glue
  • paper trimmer
  • chipboard
  • flowers