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This was quite challenging since I make mostly cards 
but very refreshing as well to kick myself out of my comfort zone 
and make a canvas which took me ages to try again. 

I started with applying modeling paste through the Gusts stencil, 
which I really like and I saw that after heating the pattern until it bubbles, 
the pattern looks a bit like an octopus' tentacles... right? 
Or am I the only one seeing that, lol? 

After the tentacles were dried, I started to play with colors. 
First I mixed Distress Antique Linen paint with water and covered the surface randomly, the same with Nuvo Mousses. 
Then some touched of Groung Espresso and Shabby Shutters.
(After, I sprayed the whole background with Ground Espresso and when it dired I covered it with a thin layer of white gesso and nuvo pearl mousse)

When the background was ready, I focused on the main element.
That was the only part I had some idea of what I wanted, 
all the rest was just an improvisation, as always :-)

 I cut out the butterfly and added some holes with Mixed Media die. 
After that, I embossed the butterfly and paint with Nuvo Mousse Spring Green
That was a good base for further coloring with Infusions, Spray and metalic paint. Finally I applied Dylusion Lime spray to add vibrancy. 
I cut the same butterfly out of a corrugated cardboard and colored it.
Glued with gel medium and creased after that. 


20 komentarzy:

  1. beautiful piece! That butterfly against the background is wonderful!

  2. Gorgeous canvas Macarena! I LOVE the butterfly and how you embossed ad die cut it! I would never have thought to put holes in it! BRILLIANT! the vibrant green against the neutral background shades is stunning and the little girl and sentiment are perfect! Very pretty :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. WOW!!! i have to second what Lols already said, the butterfly is one of the most beautiful I ever seen! So creative!

  4. What a great canvas, Macarena! It makes me feel like the little girl is in the forest, and I love, love the saying you added to this!! Fabulous! hugs, Maura

  5. Wow.... this project is amazing, Macarena. The texture on the background is awesome. The butterfly is gorgeous! :)

  6. Such a beautiful piece, this is wonderful Marzena and I love the textures and how well that butterfly works with the background ~ it's just stunning! Hugs <3

  7. you need to step out of your comfort zone more often Macarena, the texture and details on this gorgeous canvas are just amazing, hugs kath xxx

  8. what a gorgeous canvas Macarena! so much color and texture starting with the stenciling - love how you cut the holes out of the butterfly wings (would never have thought to do that!) Thank you for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey! Julia xx

  9. What an amazing project! You are so skilled at textures and I love how you used paint here. Such a clever use of stencils, too. You are always inspiring!

  10. Every week i'm so curious to see your new textures! Every week is the feast for the eyes! You're the Queen of Textures! fantastic piece! barbara

  11. Lovely project - thanks for joining in with the CVC challenge

  12. Your canvas is fabulous Macarena...love all the stencilled detail and the beautiful textures/embellishments. Great to have you hop on board with us over at A Vintage Journey challenge

    Best wishes
    Annie xx

  13. Wonderful canvas!!! I love the texture of the stencilled background with the corrugated cardboard!!! And it's awesome how you altered the butterfly!!! Thank you for joining the June challenge of the Country View Challenges!

  14. Love all the texture you created. Thanks so much for joining in with our Written Word Challenge at CVC. Good luck and hope to see you again, Teresa DT

  15. Wow, such an fantastic project!! The details are amazing! Thanks so much for adding it to our Stencil It challenge at A Vintage Journey!

  16. Love the texture! Thank you for sharing at A Vintage Journey in our Stencil It challenge! Hugs!

  17. This is so fabulous .Amazing tecture and colour!

  18. WOWZERS! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! This may be your new comfort zon.

  19. Simply stunning! Layers, texture, colours - the whole thing is perfect. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  20. Congrats on being chosen Pinworthy with this gorgeous creation - over at AVJ!!