I decided to herald in Spring with some copper butterflies.
Slice Elite Cordless Digital Design Cutter and metal sheets: copper. The canvas is the size of ATC cards. I purchased them from AC Moores. I sprayed the canvas with Maya Mists Avocado Metallic Mist and went back over it with Ranger's Acrylic Paint Dabber, Copper.
I used the Chillin' Teen SD to create the butterflies. I tried cutting and it worked well on the thin sheets of copper, but if dulled the blade quickly. I opted to use my embossing tool to outline where I needed to cut. The pieces of copper wrapped around the butterflies are just cut with my Fiskars Trimmer.
For the Copper and Fire
I held the corner of the copper butterfly with a pair of tweezers and used an ordinary lighter and carefully touched the first to all parts of the copper butterflies. DO NOT TOUCH the copper for a minute or two. LET IT COOL. By experience ...it is hot and will burn. You can use your embossing heat tool as well. You just do not get as strong a color change and it takes a lot longer.
I used Art Glitter adhesive to glue down the butterflies to the canvas.
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Some thoughts from the Comments:
said "You know what I really need to learn more about? My camera! :)"
Lisa, that is a great idea. I love Katrina Kennedy has a blog called Capture Your 365 that has some of the most marvelous photo ideas. I'm not sure what type of camera you have, but I find by using your camera in creative ways it sort of forces you into learning those setting, lighting, etc. tricks. Katrina gives a lot of help on the use of your camera by way of her blog. I encourage you to check it out and make it your April Challenge project.