Hey, all! Look at me, I’m back! After having to take a little bit of a hiatus, I have managed to put a project together! It felt good to get paint stuck to me again. And, if we’re being honest, I really missed the smell of my Finnabair waxes!
For my first project to bring me back into the fray, I have a Spring Butterfly Canvas for the March 2021 Mixed Media Place Challenge. The canvas and doily are from a couple of years ago that was originally supposed to be something Christmas-y, but it failed. After the failure, I decided to coat the whole thing in Kilz spray primer and set the canvas aside until inspiration struck. That inspiration finally struck, over two years later! LOL!
I was worried I would have somehow forgotten everything I’ve learned over the years during my hiatus, but I’m happy to report I was able to access the creative storage in my brain and get this put together. Check out my process in the video below:
Check out this beautiful mood board for the challenge! It really got me in the mood for spring!
Now, how about some close-ups!
Here you can see I added some shine to the green lily using some of my Unicorn’s Hair Sparks paint. I didn’t add the Sparks to all of the flowers, I kept it to the green, white, & off-white flowers.
Here you can see how those gold microbeads really set off the wing! I love how my butterfly came out! So many layers of paint and wax! I was worried I wasn’t going to get it “just right,” until I came across my beads!
Here is the whole butterfly! You can see how the color changes depending on the light. Even though this photo was taken straight on, with the light coming from the right, the left wing shows up as more purple, and the shine really stands out!
Look at those beautiful glass beads! I didn’t need a lot and I love how they give an almost magical look to the piece!
Thank you for joining me here in my little corner! Hopefully, it won’t be too long before I have another project up for you!
ASC Supplies: White & Green Lily’s, Unknown: Flowers (off-white) from a swap, Unbranded Yellow Roses Large & Small, Darice: Yellow Roses, Prima: “Life Time Collection” Flowers (purple), Resin Frame “Montchamp Imperial, Prima-Finnabair: Clear Gesso, Heavy White Gesso, Metallique Paint “Ancient Coin,” Opal Magic Paint “Green-Gold,” Sparks Paint “Unicorn’s Hair,” Opal Magic Waxes “Royal Robes” & “Green Brocade,” Metallique Waxes “Heather Hills” & “Vintage Gold,” “Spark” Stencil (on the original attempt, but it still shows so I’m listing it!), Ranger-Tim Holtz: Distress Paint “Rustic Wilderness,” ReneaBouquets: Glass Beautiful Beads “Dark Purple,” JudiKins Diamond Glaze, Liquitex Gloss Gel & Super Heavy Matte Gel, Tim Holtz Distress Splatter Brush, Ranger Heat-It Craft Tool, Unknown Gold Microbeads, Upcycled Butterfly & doily, Unknown canvas, texture paste & crackle paste on the original attempt, Kilz Original Spray Primer