Imaginarium theme post
By Sue Smyth
Every month on the Imaginarium design team we do a
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