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