Saturday, 11 February 2012

Butterfly Collage.

A little 8 x 8 " canvas piece . Quite pleased with this despite the fact that I smudged the writing and kind of obliterated the v
backing papers lol... sometimes though things turn out ok in the end. :D

Anyway , I did actually use some of Tim Holtz's backing papers from the Crowded Attic paper pad but sadly you can't really see them. Never mind, maybe next time I won't be so 'heavy' with the paint! Still, I just mixed a couple of yellows and browns and some White to give me different shades and just gradually layered and blended until I was happy.

I used two stamps sets on this piece both from Chocolate Baroque , the first one was the Butterfly Whimsy theme plate and the biiiiig butterfly was from The Patchwork Butterfly along with some of the scrolls. The numbers were from a stamp from my stash!

The Butterfly was stamped onto grey paper then coloured using inktense pencils, then painted over with some white gesso to 'tone it down' a little . I love the muted colours in this piece! I just accented the butterfly and letters with a gold marker pen.

Not brilliant but I now know where I went wrong and won't make that mistake again!

Thanks for dropping by,

Take care

Jackie x


Sylvie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jackie. Hugs Sylvie xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I wanted to stop by to get to know you a bit better. You have a wonderful blog and I really enjoyed the visit. I see you are a stamper, and a doodler, as well as a recycler (or should I say a person who saves used paper). I'm not much on the first two, but I love saving my used paper. Of course, I really like the butterfly, too!

Julia S-W said...

The butterfly is wonderful. STOP pointing out what you perceive as mistakes!! Firstly, who knows they are there except you? Oh, that would be everybody now you've pointed them out. Secondly, do they actually look like mistakes? Er. . . that would be a NO!! We perfectionists beat ourselves up and we need to stop. Love your work and feel inspired by what you do. Juliax

Julia S-W said...

Just wondered where you are and how you are?

Julia S-W said...

Thanks for your update J! Just wondered if all was ok. Hope you don't mind? Good luck with all that the coming weeks entail and do let me know how you get on with the interview.