Amongst The Relics and Butterflies by Lynne Moncrieff


I decided to limit myself to one stamp, the beautiful butterfly collage stamp from the PaperArtsy Hot Picks 1506, inking it up as a whole then inking it selectively to create interest and pattern on the background. 


Infusions:- Violet Storms, Blackcurrant, Royal Blood. Black Knight, Lemoncello
Stabilo Black Watersoluble Pencil


Apply Black Knight and Violet Storms to panel, generously misting with water. Heat set then apply a wash of Gesso. Apply Grunge Paste through Dinky Stencil.

Stamp butterfly collage. While the ink is drying, diffuse the butterflies by misting with water. With fine detail watercolour brush and the white marker pen, add some details to the butterflies. Mist the whole panel with water and apply more Infusions, this time working with all the colours.

Take the time to enjoy this step, building up colour, pushing it back with water/Gesso and allowing the colours to drip into one another. Can you guess that I like Infusions!

Study the butterfly collage stamp, selecting areas to ink up and stamp onto the panel. Edge panel with black watersoluble pencil and Sharpie white paint marker pen. Create marks on panel with the watersoluble pencil.

Adhere a Relic and Artifact to a butterfly, applying Infusions to the R&A. 

Finally, highlight any areas with the white marker paint pen or definite with the watersoluble pencil.

Until next time, when who knows, I might be playing with Infusions once again!

Lynne x

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  1. Great use of those wonderful Infusions Lynne, a beautiful panel! xxx

  2. Fabulous Lynne!! Thank you so much for the step out- I enjoy reading how you savor the steps! ")

  3. I love this panel Lynne, you are great with infusions,

    Lucy x

  4. Grungy deliciousness Lynne and love the dreamy effect of the infusions (on my wish list!)
    Fliss xx

  5. The old-world of a deserted garden really goes through my mind as I look at this wonderful creation of yours. Yes, it is obvious that you really enjoy playing with Infusions! LOL And we love looking at your results! You are so generous to share step-by-step with us. Thank you, again for sharing with us. inkybru xx

  6. I am dying to get some of these - wow Lynne! You really made me want to splurge!!! Gorgeous design!


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