I started by spraying my canvas so heavily that the liquid pooled and then I used my heat gun to dry it which caused these wonderful rings of color to be created. Once this was totally dry I sprayed my canvas with a workable fixative so that the sprays wouldn't reactivate when I added more paint later.
I then mixed up a light green paint for the background. I wanted to use my fluid acrylic paint because it is more translucent than craft or regular acrylic paint.
And, because it is so translucent look how the green became almost golden when it dried...
Not wanting to waste any of that lovely green paint, I mixed it in with some light modeling paste and pushed it through my brand new Prima butterfly stencil.
And after my butterflies had dried, using my finger, I brushed a light coat of emerald metallic rub over each one to make it pop, and then I outlined each butterfly using black gel pen to really make them stand off the page.
I stamped my sentiment onto some white tissue paper using my Archival waterproof ink and adhered it to the canvas with a glossy gel medium. This way the tissue disappears and the sentiment is easily read. And since I had the gel medium out, I brushed each butterfly with the gel medium and sprinkled on some micro fine glitter ... just because everything I make needs to sparkle - grin.
And finally to add some dimension I added a bit of a shadow to the poppies with my Copic markers in warm greys, and VOILA!... a sweet little bit of uplifting encouragement to send out to a friend.
So as always, thank YOU for popping in to see what I am up to and Make sure you leave a comment on the Unity Blog & the each of the Design Team Member's Blog's (and of course MY Blog, smile) to be entered into the Unity Blog Hop draw!
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Yours in "Unity"
Scrapbook Lynne Mizera