Sunday, 8 August 2010
Another canvas board project, The colours on this are more vivid in real life but you will get the idea. A heavy layer of gesso was applied to the board and this was textured, using a palette knife, to give a ripple effect down one side. After several days drying time, a piece of very coarse jute woven strip was added down the other side and that took some sticking I can tell you. However, I succeeded in the end without it fraying or sticking up too much. Pastel green acrylic paint was used to cover the whole surface. The small butterflies were stamped onto tissue paper and coloured in with Twinkling H2Os. These were torn from the sheet and applied to the rippled surface, ensuring that they conformed to the surface rather then bridging across the ripples, using a matte gel (being very careful not to disturb the H2Os). The absolutely huge butterfly was stamped onto silk card, cut out and coloured with Promarkers. All of the butterfly stamps were designed by Elusive Images. It was then an assembly job to layer up the fabric flowers with silicone glue and add some stones to the centre to give a flash of bling and mount the butterfly in place with more silicone glue and add some wire antennae as a finishing touch.