23cm x 23cm Ribba frame from Ikea
Few vintage book pages
Old Paper distress ink pad
Frayed Burlap distress ink pad
Black archival ink pad
Butterfly tree stamp set
Mini ink blending tool
Butterfly tree stencil
Black embossing paste
My first task was to tear some hills from the book pages: the edge of the Claritystamp blending mat really helps with this and makes it very easy. I then used the distress inks with the stencil brushes and blending tool to add some colour, working from light to dark. The book pages are quite delicate: so gently does it.
Working on a piece of gelli card, I cut a large moon mask from a post-it note and very gently brushed some Old Paper across the sky. It doesn't look like much until you take the post-it away.
The hills were then glued into place to create the base of the landscape.
Then I stamped the beautiful butterfly tree into place using Black archival. As you can see, I missed a bit, but not to worry; this can be touched in using a black micron pen, and no-one will know, (unless you tell them that is!!!)
Next job was to make some 3D butterflies. These were stamped onto the book pages using black archival, cut out and layered up, then some old paper distress ink was added around the edges.
You can see here how they were positioned onto the picture.
In order to give an extra dimension to the picture, I taped the stencil to the inside of the glass, before dragging through some black embossing paste.
Once dry, it was just a matter of reassembling the frame, and... voila!
I hope you like my first project, and I can't wait to see what fabulous ideas you come up with, and the artwork you create. Good luck to you all. I always like to see how a piece of artwork progresses from start to finish, so let me know if you find the step-by-steps helpful and interesting. Till next time. Xxx