Thursday, October 13, 2011
Butterflies Flutter By
Winged Things, Things with Wings, Butterflies flutter by..... two current challenges have wings as their themes: Crafty Individuals October Challenge and Simon Says Stamp and Show. My piece started with the wonderful butterfly collage stamp from Crafty Individuals CI-135. I stamped them on kraft cardstock and cut them out with postage stamp decorative scissors...I did duplicate one to have a fifth for my collage - it just seemed to fit better. I also stamped them onto Clearly for Art film, cut out the butterflies and heated them to bend the wings. Then I colored them with alcohol inks and backed them with tissue paper to make the colors more vibrant before attaching them to the faux postage stamps. Finally I collaged them onto a 7Gypsies book cover along with strips of music and bits of text from a vintage French book.