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
Sandy :)  


  1. Its beautiful, Sandy!! What a great way to take a random tutorial lesson and spark your own creativity so wonderfully well done!

  2. lovely journal page! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Beautiful journal page , love the butterflies.
    I will have to give gel transfers a try.

  4. It looks lovely, it worked great. I tried that technique myself, but not with such a nice result. I think I'm using the wrong medium.

  5. Wow Sandy!! This is gorgeous!! I love all those beautiful butterflies. Saw this on MIM. Thanks for sharing with us. Have a fabulous day!! Hugs, Gloria


  6. Wow!!! This is awesome. Love the colours and those gorgeous butterflies. I spotted you over on MIM and came for a closer look and I am so glad that I did.


  7. Wow, this is beautiful. I saw it on MIM.

  8. Gorgeous Artwork Journal Sandy.. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  9. It's so cute! I'm visiting from MIM.

  10. How brave you are ,Sandy, to try new crafty ideas .
    These pages are awesome .Love the collection of images .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday


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