It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a person in possession of inky painty fingers, must be into mixed media, altered art, and all things artful! (with apologies to Jane Austen)
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.
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.