Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Country View Crafts - Butterfly Lady!

Welcome to Magpieheaven, followers and friends - and a very special welcome to my newest follower. I'm really excited today, as Country View Crafts are featuring a project I made using some beautiful Lin Brown stencils designed by her for the PaperArtsy Eclectica Range. Please click here if you would like to flutter over to CVC. If you're visiting from there, it's lovely to have your company today! The theme this month at Country View Crafts is Stencils, so I hope you'll be inspired to get out your stencils and create something for the Challenge.
It was a class with Lin Brown that inspired me to create something using this butterfly shape. Lin had us making canvases using a technique creating little tiles from stencils and squares of paper or card. It had worked a treat on a canvas, why not on an MDF shape?.

I Gessoed my Butterfly and a little widow shape. I then stencilled Grunge Paste through Lin's leafy stencil on to PaperArtsy Chatsworth paper. In Lin's class we had snipped our stencils into little square or rectangular tiles, but I decided to experiment and to run the stencilled paper through my Big Shot and use the Tim Holtz trellis die.
I kept the trellis for another project, but I used the little tiles, sticking them onto the butterfly with Claudine Hellmuth multi-medium.

I became a little too caught up in the process to take any photos of the next steps, but I'll explain and hope that the detail pictures will help. Using stencils and Grunge Paste straight onto the butterfly this time, I created some texture at the top of the wings with a Crafters' Workshop ledger stencil and at the bottom, the Lin Brown leaves again. As soon as all this was dry, I painted the whole thing with PaperArtsy Antarctic. I then added darker blues: Bora Bora and a touch of Inky Pool, translucent around the edge. When this was dry, I placed the stencil back over the leaves and sponged through with some Fern Green Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink. Classic Treasure Gold lightly rubbed over the raised stencil areas really brings it all to life!
At the centre in her little arched window is a Lynne Perrella lady stamped onto painted tissue using Versafine Onyx Black ink. The window was Crackle Glazed using PaperArtsy Little Black Dress with a thin layer of Crackle Glaze and then a think coat of Mermaid. A wooden Prima butterfly and a resin bird and rose  painted and highlighted in Treasure Gold, along with some leafy charms finish off my butterfly lady. I like to imagine that she is about to start on her first novel and that she is dreaming of a million imaginative possibilities as she gazes from her butterfly window. 
Prima Mechanicals with tiny pearls at their centre and a touch of Green amber Treasure Gold, add the final touch to the wing tips! Thank you for stopping by Magpieheaven today and Thank You to Country View Crafts for having me over on their Challenge Blog and for choosing my project as one of the Top 3 for 'Nature's Glories'.

20 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous use of the technique, Julie Ann - I still have to try it; but am more determined now than ever... Love that butterfly and hope your novelist gets her story soon!

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  2. The textures you have created and coloured are gorgeous Julie Ann and I live the colour palette. The icing on the cake us definitely that superb little tile which draws the eye in beautifully.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs Brenda xx

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  3. This is very beautiful and a lovely technique with the tiles. Juts become a follower:)

    Love Chrissie x

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  4. wow this is beautiful Julie Ann!! the colours are lovely and the stamp is on of my favs..lots to look at and the tile technique is wonderful xxx

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  5. I so love your creations Julie Ann ! Your blog is very inspiring ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

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  6. Stunning Butterfly Julie Ann, great to see the tiles from the TH trellis die used this way. Fantastic colours & textures, love the way you have added tbe tile of your novelist.

    Congrats on being chosen in the top 3 :-) xxx

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  7. Great project and love the colours. Thank you for sharing...xx

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  8. This is such a stunning project Julie Ann, I love how you put this together and thank you for the detailed explanation! That window with the beautiful LP stamp is a real eye catcher! Love the beautiful colours you used too!

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  9. Another stunner,Julie Ann! You do select the most beautiful combination of colours and your imagination is unsurpassed,love it!

    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  10. Brilliant butterfly hunger Julie Ann! I love the butterfly's little tiles from stencils technique, and beautiful colours, especially the two large crests. When she will complete a story while looking at the beautiful blue sky? xx

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  11. Oh perfect, this looks just fabulous, love the addition of the LP image too, finishes it off perfectly xxx

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  12. Cheers Miss Julie Ann, I can wait to try this technique, I loooooove tiles, the look Comoran in that shape, it's just begging to let my claws run over it, :O). The crackled window is fantastic, the leafy charms are so kool, and the blending in those colors are perfect, would that Butterfly Lady name be, Miss Julie Ann, just asking.Your creative productions make my heart sing too, ((( BIG HUGS ))), have a wonderful week....

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  13. Positively itching to try the technique! Great to see you strut your stuff at Countryviewcrafts!

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  14. This is fabulous, julie Ann. I love the little trellis pieces creating so much texture and the Lynne perrella image in the centre,

    Lucy x

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  15. Hello Julie Ann,
    I had to pop over from CVC and read how you put the butterfly together, and I am so impressed with your design, it just looks fantastic and I can understand why you were picked in the top three.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  16. Oh Julie Ann what a most lovely butterfly! I love all of the steps you used to create this- and I especially love that you take the time to explain! Congratulations on being in the top three- as it should be! hugs my friend! xo

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  17. I love how you incorporated those fab techniques into this beautiful 'Butterfly Window'!
    Alison xxx

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  18. This is really beautiful, I love the arch as the butterfly body, it really brings it all to life xx

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  19. Just left some love over at CVC - how lovely to have you guesting with us!
    Alison xx

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  20. Wow wow wow I'm so in love with this butterfly, I love all the texture you added and I am completely in love with the centre piece, stunning. Kezzy :-) xxx

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