Hello everyone, I have some projects to share with you today that featured on the One Day Special shows on Hochanda last month. I always love working with butterflies, they are amongst my favourite images. The large Patchwork Butterfly is such a beautiful image. You may have heard Lesley say on the show that I had suggested that we have a stencil to match the stamps, and it has been great fun using the stencil with the stamps, creating some of these projects, and the ones that I will share with you later in the month.
For my first project, I stamped the large butterfly from the Patchwork Butterfly stamp set onto a piece of smooth watercolour paper, and masked the image with Masking Tissue,
before moving onto creating the background. I drew one of the
butterflies onto the Masking Tissue, using the stencil, six or seven
times, and cut these out. I then inked through the stencil, using a Dried Marigold Distress Ink randomly over the background, keeping to the same
butterfly shape each time. Ensuring that the ink was dry, I then used
the sentiment from the stamp plate, and stamped through the same shape
over the previously inked areas. Once the ink was dry, I covered each
image with a mask.
I added background colour, choosing
warm reds and yellows, blending the colours where they met, and
spritzing the background with water once I had finished. I blotted the
background with some kitchen tissue to take away some of the ink. I
added some swirls using brown ink. Finally, I removed the masks and
coloured the large butterfly with Distress Inks, (keeping to the same tones as the background), and a water brush.
I created a background using paper masks and inked the sky and hills. I added a sentiment from the Words to Dazzle and Sparkle stamp set. The foliage is from the Spring Foliage and Spring is in the Air
stamp sets, and I used a mixture of greens and purples to tone in with the colours that I had used for the background. I added a bit of colour to the flowers with pencil. I stamped the antennae from the large butterfly directly
onto the card, and then stamped the butterfly and a fairy from the Spring Fairy Collection onto a spare piece of card. I coloured them using Distress markers.