Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Love.. Precious.. Memories...
I watched this youtube video from Donna Downey. I had already printed out these butterflies to use somewhere was going to cut them out then saw the video and thought wow have to try that.. So you need to watch the video but the essence of it is really clever.. Print out the butterflies on ordinary printer paper.. Then using Gel medium cover your pages. Then pop printed side down on your gel medium and rub on the back of the paper. You have to leave it for a minute or so and it transfers the image when you peal the paper off. You will need to rub some of the bits of paper off and timing is everything with this. So I ended up with all these lovely butterflies over my pages. Painted lightly with pink acrylic paint. I used Kaisercraft rubons for the words and little locks.. Tim Holtz Washi tape and the birdcage is a movers and shapers die one of my favourites to use.. I ran some watered down Gesso over the top to kind of white wash it.
So really love this technique and so great that you can use free images from the Internet to do it..
So the beautiful butterflies are a free printable and I got them from Swirlydoos here.
I would like to say a big hi and welcome to a new follower to my blog Julie.
I would like to link this up to the following..
Balzerdesigns Art journal everyday
Paint party Friday
Artists in blogland
Have a great day