Monday, 6 April 2015

Photobooth and Butterfly

I hope you have had a wonderful Easter weekend so far, just one more day left of the long weekend, enjoy.


I have been experimenting with the Wendy Vecchi archival reinkers and blending solution to be able to roller them onto plain card-stock. It works really well, but a little flat. So I rollered some white gesso lightly over the top. When that was dry I dipped the card into some watery distress stains. At this point I was happy with the background.


The butterfly is from Tim's Butterfly Duo which is a die with an embossing folder to create the texture. I swiped it with some white acrylic paint before misting it and adding distress stains.


I used a small brown tag and dragged some gesso over it and dried it before using crackle paste through Tim's doily stencil. When that was dry I splodge on a little vintage photo distress stain and spritzed it with water so that it ran in all the nooks and crannies.


Gathering some other elements, I set about creating a collage with one of the new gorgeous photobooth photos.



The archival inks used are hydrangea, forget-me-not, cornflower archival blue reinkers and also played with adding some orange blossom, dandelion and carnation red straight from the pad onto the craft mat.




hugs Brenda xxx



Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars, 
because it is his natural characteristic, 
so the artist works.

Alma Gluck

30 comments:

massofhair said...

Fantastic colours, textures and embellishments Brenda, your page is stunning :-) xxx

Jess M said...

This is gorgeous. So much texture and detail.

Sue Butler said...

Hello Brenda,
This looks fabulous, I am loving the texture that you have created on the Tag and your butterfly looks stunning.
Smiles:)
Sue

Margreet said...

Hi Brenda, love this creation with great techniques and textures...I adore your butterfly.
Enjoy Easter Monday!
xxx Margreet

Sue C said...

Fabulous tag Brenda, love the crackle and your background. Sue C x

Redanne said...

A beautiful composition Brenda and I love the gorgeous crackled background you created! Hugs, Anne xx

Gina said...

The constant flow of beautiful butterflies is making me long for summer on this sunny day :D XXX

crafty creations said...

That background is amazing - a wonderful creation using lots of techniques - brilliant !!!! x Hilda

Dagmar said...

What a fantastic work of art!!! Many thanks for the making of <3 Hugs Dagmar

hazel said...

Wonderful colours and textures, the background is fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Berdien Weideveld said...

Wow gorgeous !! Love the way you did the background on the tag.

Patty O'Malley said...

This is fantastic, Brenda! I love the textures. The butterfly looks beautiful.

Paper Profusion said...

Stunning effects Brenda. Your butterfly is fabulous. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Nicola x

sally said...

Lovely! Really like the butterfly :-)

Sally

Jennie Atkinson said...

A fabulous background Brenda and such a fabulous composition on the top! Jennie x

Daniele said...

such wonderful backgrounds for your awesome art
hugs

Juliz Design Post said...

Stunning with amazing texture and crackles.
Julie x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A gorgeous creation, great texture and details.

Ellie Knol said...

gorgeous, especially the butterfly caught my eye!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous backgrounds and texture. Love the colour palette and the textural butterfly is gorgeous x

Anita Houston said...

Just so fabulous! LOVE the background, the texture on the tag...fabulous...and love the photo...and love the butterfly...and and and!!! All the way around wonderful!

Lynn Price said...

Wonderful use of the TH doily stencil, Brenda!! The crackle paste and colors against that lightly gessoed background are fabulous! LOVE your little butterfly - beautiful coloring to accentuate the embossing. And not least, your layering overall is beautiful.... will bookmark this for further study on that, asI do not have that knack! Hope you had a good Easter holiday xxx Lynn

Vintagehandmade said...

Stunning textures, colors and embellishments, Brenda! Absolutely fabulous page! I love your amazingly colored butterfly! Outstanding creation!
Hugs :)
Branka xxx

Angela Radford said...

Just gorgeous, the background on the tag is to die for, love it.
Happy crafting, Angela x

Terry said...

GF, I love your experimenting project! Wow! The tag itself is gorgeous with such amazing texture! Lovely project! Hugs!

Sara Barker said...

Another beautiful make with fabulous colors, texture and composition! That butterfly is just stunning!

Shari Trumbull said...

Gorgeous, Brenda! Love the layers and the textures and that lovely butterfly! Just Fab!! XOXO-Shari

Shari Trumbull said...

Gorgeous, Brenda! Love the layers and the textures and that lovely butterfly! Just Fab!! XOXO-Shari

butterfly said...

Beautiful background, fabulous crackle texture on the tag, and the butterfly is a wonderful centrepiece. Another wonderful make.
Alison xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful Brenda, love that background technique, beautiful effect!