I think nature’s most beautiful living creatures are butterflies, of course it’s according to me only. I just love them, as a little girl I loved to think that butterflies are flying fairies, sort of a magical beings. So at Art journal journey monthly challenge is about living beings, I made my spread about my favorite:
And as usual I am ready to share my process with you so if you feel like just stay for a few minutes… first I throw some scrap on my spread, this time I worked on Prima marketing paper (Time traveller).
There we go, this time onion net (did you pay attention in your grocery store, it’s a treasure cellar for nets) applied with soft gel and a thin layer of gesso. Then I highlighted some parts with charcoal shadow. And when I did so I realized that my collage is asking for some stitches, so I added them straight away.
Okey, that was the moment when I wanted to have some colors, I used Lindy’s stamp gang sprays (bells of Ireland green, bachelor button blue and autumn maple crimson). Note: if you use the spray head to splatter with your splatters are going to be more drops, so if you want softer and smaller splatters use a small headed brush! While I was drying with my heat gun I misted it here and there with water.
Next I used Tim Holtz’s butterfly stamps with archival ink to create a but more texture with butterflies. But of course it wasn’t enough for me. I mixed some soft gel with glitter and applied it on my spread through Finnabair’s elementals butterfly stencil. Plus I added my ephemera’s, 7 dots studio.
Let me show you how a glitter soft gel mix butterfly looks like from close:
Next I colored my spread with Lindy’s stamp gang yellow rose of Texas and wild honeysuckle coral. While it was drying I made my big butterfly. I used Tim Holtz’s layered butterfly die, I used a gelli printed paper for my butterfly. I added some more shades with distress ink.
It seemed like a butterfly was kissing my spread. And here are some more details from my spread.
So why dont you jump over to Art journal journey and check out all the wonderful living beings.