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Fly Butterfly, Fly – mixed media Canvas

Hey everyone! I am Gemma Hynes and I have a cool, butterfly canvas for you today.
Sometimes I just feel the need to create, for no other reason than I need to, and I often find these pieces turn out the best.

I spent a fun couple of hours making this very relaxed canvas using some of the beautiful butterflies from the Butterflies on Ivory cardstock and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.

Materials used:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – DragonflyDazzling DiamondsVerdigrisEnglish IvyCoffee Shop, Fully Purple

Tattered Angels High Impact Paint- Black, White
7gypsies Tall Base – Chicken Wire and Triangle Grid
7gypsies Parchment Rub-On – Inspire
Canvas Corp Cardstock – Butterflies on Ivory
Canvas Corp Stretched Canvas
Black Gems
Texture Paste, Gel Medium
Paintbrushes, scissors, paper burnisher

I started by cutting out the butterflies I wanted to use and the text from the parchment rub-on, and planned my layout on my canvas. I like to mix full images with incomplete images that hang over the edges of the canvas; once I am happy with the layout; I take a quick picture with my phone that I can refer back to later.

Once I had picked the colours I wanted to use, I sprayed a layer of ink on the canvas and while it was still wet, I sprayed a second layer to ensure the canvas was completely covered.

I then laid the Chicken Wire Architecture base over the top to use as a stencil and sprayed Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist over the top. The spray pooled and left a very soft and hazy image of the stencil on the canvas.

After everything was dry I spread a thin layer of black High Impact paint onto my craft mat. I then used the Chicken Wire Architecture base as a stamp by pressing it into the paint and then pressing it into the canvas.

For the last layer on my background I mixed a very small amount of White High Impact paint with Fully Purple Glimmer Mist, this gave me quite a wet paint so I added some texture paste to thicken it slightly. Then as I had with the black paint I spread it in a thin layer and used an Architecture base as a stamp and stamped onto the canvas.

Once dry I glued the butterflies in place with gel medium making sure to fully coat the back and front of each image. I like to really press down onto the images with my fingers when applying card to canvas to make sure they are very well stuck. Then to finish it off I added the text and a few black gems.

I hope you like my butterfly canvas.

Happy crafting!

Gemma Hynes

Working with Canvas Corp Brands, the home of Tattered Angels, 7gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics), since Jan 2017 and loving every single minute of it!!!

'Fly Butterfly, Fly – mixed media Canvas' have 2 comments

  1. April 11, 2018 @ 5:38 am Johanne Lacombe

    It’s very beautiful. Love the colors


  2. April 16, 2018 @ 9:07 am Julia Cotrim

    Lovely canvas! Lovely colors!


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