We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Friday, 19 April 2013

A flutter of butterflies .....

There are quite a few collective nouns for butterflies - rabble or swarm for instance - but I quite like a flutter of them!  So here is a flutterly few, using previously created elements.

Dobbed and mixed some Pebeo Prisme onto acetate, let dry, then die-cut.  It is quite difficult to die-cut cleanly through the thick paint and acetate using a thin metal die.

Created a couple of cards with more Pebeo butterflies - this one uses 2 Moon paints swirled together; unlike Prisme, the paint doesn't move any further from where it is placed.

This butterfly is using black Moon paint with turquoise Prisme dropped in.  The background is 9 squares created by stamping and embossing onto patterned paper, cutting into 9 squares, and reassembling them out of sequence.

Lastly, this card uses the background recently created using a white wax crayon as a resist (see posting of 11 April ).  Die-cut 2 white butterflies, and embellished them and the background with pearl dimensional paint.

Hope our summer is all aflutter with them!

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