Trying mixed media again. It’s not something I’m real comfortable with but I do like to play. This was a disaster in the beginning. I loved the white bricks I made with embossing paste but then I decided to spray it with a clay color. Well that was fine but now what am I going to do with this large orangey looking piece of bricks. My original thought had been flowers on the wall (remember that song by the Stadler Brothers) I wanted to use the new butterfly stencil and thought a contrasting color would look good. First I used a dark green gelato and brushed that on but that looked horrible. Trust me, it DID! hmmm….now what. I don’t want to throw away these cool bricks. I sprayed over with a green smooch spray. that didn’t work, and you couldn’t even tell it made a difference except to make the butterflies a little darker. SIGH! Okay, I have to lighten these up. Good thing I had a white gelato stick. I colored it onto my craft mat and pounced away with a dauber. Still kind of dull. Now, the genius starts working. I found my little liquid smooch glitter paint on stuff in silver and that is just what it needed for a final touch. Now, I like the looks of the butterflies but how to turn it into a card. And just picking it up it seemed it needed those two corners rounded to give a bit of movement to the picture. It worked. A little brown mat sticking out looked good. It needs WHITE. I had these HUGE paper flowers and they were way to large for this image. They would work on a 12x12 scrapbooking page. I grabbed my MFT flower dies and cut them down without any qualms at all, then found the perfect layer in my scrap bag of browns and a pearlized candy for the center. Cue to placement, and I am working on Sympathy cards for an order and there you have it. I LOVE LOVE LOVE how it turned out.
Thought Process: Use paste to enter into Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. Stretch my style a bit. Also entering it into Dream Weavers Anything that flutters Stencil Challenge
Stencil: MFT Brick Wall, Heidi Swapp butterflies
Dream Wearvers Stencil Paste in Matte
Paper Flowers Flora Studios Color me crazy
Flower insides DCWV Linen Closet Mat Stack
Spray is Tsukineko Fireworks Potter’s Clay