This assemblage features the most stunning butterfly from Prima Relics and Artifacts with the addition of the face for a touch of whimsy. I had been saving this butterfly, maybe I am strange but I love the appearance of the Relics and Artifacts just as they are, that beautiful creamy white (yes, I confess, I am officially obsessed!). Flipping the butterfly over to work on the rear allowed for the addition of stamping.
Just to say that I used a That’s Crafty! plywood panel as my substrate of choice and wanted to point out I applied the Infusions directly to the panel as I wanted a diffused appearance but of course the plywood could be prepared with Gesso, including Clear Gesso.
Prima Relics and Artifacts – Butterflies, Facia Familiaris
Extras – Black Stabilio Pencil, Titanium White Fluid Acrylic, fibres/fabric scraps
Apply Infusions onto panel, generously misting with water. Apply the same colours to the butterfly and paper/fabric/fibre scraps. Apply Frank Garcia powders to face.
Onto panel, stamp Hot Picks text with ink and Dina Wakley text with paint. Create splatters on panel and a border with paint pen and black pencil.
For the butterfly, also stamp Dina’s text with paint, edging the butterfly with the paint pen.
Layer butterfly to panel with torn, stained fibres. Partially ink up Hot Picks sentiment, stamping onto stained watercolour paper. Adhere the R&A face to butterfly, layering with stained fabric and fibres.
Finally, apply white paint to antenna.
Now she is ready to fly!
Until next time,