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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Imaginarium theme post

Imaginarium theme post 
By Sue Smyth 

Every month on the Imaginarium design team we do a 
theme project. 
This months was of course Mothers day.
And conveniently a new baby was 
born in our family just days before 
mothers day, so I had the opportunity to 
take lots of photos.
I chose this one as it shows 3 generations in one photo.

Here is a Rambling Rose butterfly from my latest
paper range, see how I have coloured it in the 
centre to match the papers, with apricot ink, this is what I
designed it for and the reason the butterfly is white.
I also like to add tiny 2mm rhinestones for 
a bit of bling to the wings also

A soft title can be achieved, I have painted
it white with several coats of white gesso.
Then I have inked the top and bottom
with an apricot ink pad.
Then smear all over with dimensional magic
and sprinkle with lots of fine white glitter. 

More Butterflies resting 
on a trinket that has been painted white also.

I have included a lichen stick from the garden
which I have twisted the floral branch 
around. Then tie a bow and add fern 
leaves and more of the flowers. I love
using found objects in my work.

The border I have painted white with gesso 
and heated until it blisters, (but not so much)
then rub lightly with gold metallic paint.

Other flourishes are just painted white with gesso
sometimes you might have to do this 2 or 3 times
to get that nice matt look.

First Glimpse is painted white with gesso again
and then gold with metallic paint.

I have added matching large pearls for a shine

Happy Crafting