Hi there, I have a bright and cheery art panel to share this week as I decided I needed to dust off my Gelatos which have been sitting around unused for a while now so they came into play to make a rainbow coloured background for my butterfly.
Turquoise Brusho Crystals
Washi Tape – mine is the one from a couple of weeks back made with That’s Crafty! Chevron Dinky Stencil
I coloured the art panel by scribbling vertical stripes of Gelato colours on, starting at one end with pinks, followed by orange, butterscotch, pistachio, lime, turquoise, lavender and lilac. I then misted on a little water and spread the colours with my fingers. You’ll find that some colours blend more easily than others but it adds to the effect very well.
As the panel turned out quite bright, I decided to tone it down a little. I did this by stamping on the dotty background image from the Dina Wakley set with the DecoArt grey paint. I love this shade of grey as quite a subtle neutral and is much softer than white.
I then added some of my homemade washi tape across the panel just under the centre. If you missed how I made this it’s micro=porous tape which I coloured with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paint (Pyrrole Red) and added the chevron pattern using a That’s Crafty! Dinky Stencil and DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Carbon Black.
I stamped the butterfly on white stamping card with the black ink and painted it with the turquoise Brusho Crystals – I wanted a really vibrant shade to contrast with the background and the Brusho Crystals are perfect for that as it’s possible to mix quite a strong shade.
I cut the butterfly out and shaped the wings then added it to the panel with my chosen text stickers to finish.
Have a great weekend and see you next week.