April 05, 2017

Blue Butterflies


Rainbow stripes drawn with watercolor brushes (Dollar Store)
then covered with light gesso wash.

Butterflies stamped on deli paper with sepia archival ink and cut out.

Butterflies pasted to page using glue stick.

Butterfly wings filled-in with blue watercolor brush
and outlined with black gelly roll pen.

Butterfly outlines traced onto Postale tissue wrap and cut out.

Tissue wrap pasted around butterflies using fluid medium.

Blossom stencil and white paint used to fill-in around the page.

Blossoms tinted in random areas with Distress ink.

I'm linking this journal page to Simon's Monday challenge blog.

Who knew rainbows could be so inspiring?! 


  1. This is beautiful, I just love how you created that layered background! x

  2. Wow! This is amazing! Would have never guessed how the background started out. Love it!

  3. Love love love! Your idea to cover the rainbow with tissue paper is fabulous! the result is outstanding! As always an amazing project! Thanks for joining us this week on Monday Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog! Barbara

  4. I just love this. The butterflies are so beautiful on the background. You took rainbows to a whole different level.

  5. It's beautiful you've created a wonderful background, Wow thanks for sharing how you've made it, hugs.