We started with quite a large MDF butterfly shape, which we covered with a multitude of smaller butterflies, mostly die-cut and embossed ones.
There are quite a few collective nouns for butterflies - swarm, flight, rabble, flutter, kaleidoscope, wing, rainbow, flock - take your pick!
The whole piece was painted with black gesso, then - time for lunch!
Next we used different metallic/iridescent paints and mediums, blending and highlighting the shapes and patterns. At home I added some little pearly things and made some wire antennae.
And the other offerings ...
(a collective noun I just made up!)
Great fun to do and something a bit different to hang on the wall. Always good to craft with friends! Next time I hope we are back to full strength.
A power of Butterfly must be -
The Aptitude to fly
Meadows of Majesty concedes
And easy Sweeps of Sky -