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March 10, 2011

Mariposa Dream Canvas

Hi everyone! This is Elizabeth from 217 Creations.  Thank you Pam for letting be your designer today!  I have such a love for butterflies.  Mariposa from DCWV is a butterfly lover's dream. So hang on for a technique filled canvas!
 I started with an inexpensive canvas from Michales.  I bought it off the clearance.  In fact it had a color by number project for kids printed on the front.  I began by coating the edges with warm mustard yellow acrylic paint.  Once the paint was dried, I inked up the sides with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Next I started work on tinting the paper.  The gold glittered butterflies and cages and visible but do not pop as much until I began inking and misting.  
 I stated with Scattered Straw Distress Ink and Rusty Hinge Distress Ink.
Next I misted with Sugar Maple, Santa Baby, Wheatfields, and Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist.  I used my Zutter Distrezz It All and shredded the edges.  I inked the roughed up edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I then adhered the paper to the canvas.
 Next I wrapped ribbon around the canvas and attached it to the back of the canvas.
Then I stated working on the waxing of the mat board.  I did several layers on melted wax on the mat board.  I pressed gold and copper leafing between the layers.  Then I used pastels to tint the wax. 
I am still working to perfect this technique.  I will post a video once I feel comfortable.
Next I focused ont he flowers.  These were white plain Primas.  I used Glimmer Mist in Apple and Tattered Leather for the green and Santa Baby and Sugar Maple Glimmer Mist for the red. for the brown I used Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist. Then I dipped them into melted clear UTEE inside a Ranger Melting Pot.
I used E6000 to adhere each layer of flower to each other.  Then I used E6000 to adhere the metal petal to the center of the flower, as well as a clear rhinestone.
 Next I wrapped the same beautiful merlot colored ribbon around the waxed mat board.  I then adhered the flower and a gold metal heart to the waxed mat board.

Then I mounted the waxed piece to the canvas. I then added the butterfly cuts to the canvas.  These were cut from Picturesque cartridge at 2.18 inches and 1.35 inches.  I cut the coordinating blackouts, real size off. 
 To make the butterfly sparkly, I sprayed with Crater's Companion Red Permanent Spray and then sprinkled Martha Stewart Ultra Fine Glitter. The reason I used spray adhesive is because it will "fill" the holes of the butterfly cut like using Xyron. I gave each butterfly a small crease and mounted it to the canvas.
I have some close ups for you. 
 I did my best to try and capture all the dimension and depth that this piece has.  It so elegant.  I love the subtle sparkles.
I have the free Gypsy file on my personal blog at 217 Creations
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papillon digital design said...

This is so beautiful Beth. Love it. I love butterflies too. TFS

Brigitte said...

WOW, this is just out of this world!!!
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Beth this is just GORGEOUS. I just love the inking you did and your final project. TFS

AllisonF (Goody Bag Diva) said...

Wow! I am in just complete awe!


Dakota Bear said...

This is so brautiful.
You have shown us so many great techniques

Audrey Frelx said...

Beth, it's beautiful!!! I love all your creations!!! You are such a great talent, my friend!!!

Jasmine Wilmany said...

I love how they have so much depth to them. Very beautiful and artistic!

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