Thursday, April 7, 2011

Butterfly Canvas using Elizabeth Park Collection by LYB

Happy Thursday! Emily here with my latest creation for HappyNScrappin' using the Little Yellow Bicycle Elizabeth Park Collection. Being a HUGE butterfly gal, this is a perfect collection for me! It has everything I love all in one... my favorite colors, butterflies and flowers.

I cut out the butterflies from the Flutter By paper in the collection for this piece. I first stamped on the canvas using black ink. Gesso mixed with some Making Memories silver paint was brused over this. The paint was heavily watered down. This allows the stamping to show through just enough. After the paint had dried, I used some of my Shimmerz to spritz all over the canvas for some color. If you look at the background behind the butterflies on teh Flutter By paper, you can see that I am mimicking the colors that are on the original paper.

When the spritz had dried I placed the butterflies in rows on the canvas using Mod Podge. I sealed them using Mod Podge as well. After they were sealed, I used my I-Rock tool to add three crystals down the center of each one. I then used some of the Making Memories glitter glaze to add some glitz to them.

Some sparkling ribbon was added to the bottom. I pleated it then added a plastic beaded chain and the Maya Road flower. Some of the Making Memories glitter glaze was added to the flower as well. The bright blue ribbon pulls out the blue in some of the butterflies. 

Thank you so much for joining me for my project this week! I have listed all of the products below that I used to create this. Click on the link and it will take you to the product in the store. 

I-Rock Tool 
Elizabeth Park 12x12 Paper - Flutter By
Elizabeth Park Stick Pins

I-Rock Hot Rocks Compacts - Crystal

Shimmerz Spritz 2 oz. - Plum Pudding
Paint - Steel

Paint - SILVER

Foam Paint Brushes


Don't forget to pop by on Tuesday and see what the wonderful Gaby has created!!! 

1 comment:

  1. Sorry I had not commented....
    This is just beautiful Emily!
    I have never created a canvas and you have inspired me! TFS