Sunday 22 February 2015

Florishes and Butterflies

Hi everyone I have for you a picture  for my next post the background came out of a
 session playing with a brayer and using Paper Artsy Fresco Finish paints 
in shades of blue,  I watched Leandra's you tube brayered 
backgrounds and that was the result.

Instead of their waxed paper I used kitchen grease proof paper
and gradually built up the layers.

You have to be very careful not to have to much paint on the brayer and be gentle rolling 
it across make sure all the paint is off the brayer before you use a different colour. 
Start with dark colours first then and then gradually add the lighter ones.

It left a lovely mottled effect and the grease proof paper gets stronger
 with each application.

To finish the background I used Tim's Flourish stamp inked up with snowflake fresco
 finish paint then stamped randomly across the paper.

I triple embossed The Artistic Stamper butterfly off the insects & butterflies plate 
three times with gold embossing powder.

I then layered it up and highlighted areas with treasure gold after using alcohol
 inks to colour the recessed bits.

Little sequins were glued onto both wings and the body was made up with beads
 from my stash. The curly twig with berrys on I had laying around and 
two sparkly circles were glues on.

The frame was made with grunge paste through a stencil once dry painted with deco art
media paint in Cobalt Turquoise, once dry I used Deco Art Antiquing cream 
if you haven't tried this product yet you need to get some its amazing.

Products Used
  1. Fresco Finish Paint in marlin, lake wanaka, antarctic, bora bora and snowflake. 
  2. Deco Art Media Cobalt turquoise Hue, and Antiquing cream Raw Umber.
  3. Grunge paste
  4. Speciman Stencil
  5. The Artistic Stamper Insects and Butterflies plate, Tim Holtz flourishes.
  6. Gold embossing powder.
  7. Treasure gold classic.
  8. Alcohol Inks in stream, and denim.

I used beads and sequins from my stash, The very talented Jools Robinson inspired this piece by suggesting that I framed the paper I had made. So with that in mind this was where I ended up.
I would be very pleased if you let me know what you think.
Cheers Dee x


massofhair said...

Gorgeous colour combination, these colours go so beautifully together!

Must try your technique of brayering onto greaseproof paper the results are superb.

The framing idea from Jools was brilliant and am LOVING your frame:-) xxx

Pamellia said...

Wow, and double Wow!! This is stunning Dee! Love the antique metallic finish you achieved on the frame...just added that stencil to my wish list!! Gorgeous blue background and what a great technique! Inspirational! :)

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

This is so beautiful, Dee

Notations of a Crafter said...

Gorgeous, I discovered this technique from Leandras video as well and it's very addictive isn't it! Love the whole project.

Jane said...

Stunning! X

Sid said...

Brilliant and it looks so tactile !

sarascloset said...

Wonderful framed art piece--yes! the frame was the finishing touch! Love your color choices and thank you for demonstrating that cool brayer/baking paper technique! Going to have to give that a try!

Words and Pictures said...

The brayered greaseproof paper looks absolutely amazing, Dee, and the Snowflake Flourish is glorious. I adore the colours and textures on the frame too - beautiful gilding. Another stunning project.
Alison xx

Kirsten said...

That is so gorgeous. The butterfly looks wonderful.

Cocofolies said...

Totally love this, wonderful Dee! :)