Sunday, 25 August 2019

Paper towel transfer

When I took out some of my butterfly stamps for the current CAS Watercolour challenge, I realised that the paper towel transfer I had made earlier for the CAS Mix Up challenge (see my previous post) would be perfect as a kind of underpainting form my Tim Holtz trio of butterflies.

I stamped the image in black archival ink and then selected a few Tombow markers in colours matching my background, scribbled some ink on an acrylic block and picked up the colour using a waterbrush. I had received some new goodies this week, including a three-piece frame die set. I used two of these to create my black and white frame.

I'm playing at:

CAS Watercolour - Colourful butterflies

CAS Mix Up - Stamping, paper towel transfer + 
watercolouring, die cutting

Stamping Sensations - Things with wings

HLS Watercolour - Anything goes


  1. Your card is absolutely lovely Marianne! Your water colored butterflies are so colorful and pretty and I love the paper towel background too! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at CAS Watercolour!! :0)

  2. This paper towel transfer worked perfectly for your sweet butterflies, Marianne! I love the frame at an angle! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour and CAS Mix Up!

  3. What a great idea to use the waster paper as your background Marianne, it's subtle yet the colours still there as a backdrop to the Butterflies. A super CAS example.

    Lovely to see you at Stamping Sensations this month and a perfect creation for our 'Wings' theme, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x

  4. Love the delicate colours from the paper towel technique and Love the design layout of your fabulous card. Thank you once again for joining in The CAS Mix Up Challenge x.

  5. Beautifully CAS and I really like the subtle colours in the background. Thank you for joining us in our 'Things With Wings' challenge at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

  6. Such a soft paper towel transfer, perfect for those lovely flutters. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  7. very pretty card.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at the CAS Watercolour Challenge.
    :) Karen

  8. I agree ... your soft and delicate paper towel transfer is a wonderful background for those gorgeous butterflies. Thanks for sharign with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour!

  9. Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. beautiful card, great to get an additional use out of a technique
    thanks for joining us at HLS for our Watercolor Challenge
    Barb Housner

  11. So, so soft! What a tender creation.