I just finished this layout for a mists and stencils/masks challenge over at
I first painted over the design on the paper with a permanent masking medium so I wouldn't affect those areas with the colors I was going to add. Then I placed a large Prima mask in the center and sprayed over the area with daffodil Glimmer Mist and then in the upper left only with seaglass GM which made a fade to pale green.
I used Prima craft flowers, which I stamped a random design on with walnut stain Distress Ink, and then sprayed with coffee & frost GMs. I used small copper brads for the centers.
I also made the butterfly. It's why this layout took 2 hours to do, lol! One of my 'other art' supplies is india inks. I have several 'scrappy' uses for them, one of which is painting. They can basically be used like watercolors.
Here's a short picture tutorial on the butterfly:
It's Prima Mistable canvas. It was already stamped with several images (they are just outlines, btw), I cut out one butterfly. (I'll probably ignore some of the images and make what I want using the reverse side)
When I finished the blue on the wings, I painted the detail lines again with black ink.
Then I used white ink to highlight some areas.
To finish it I spread Diamond Glaze over the entire surface. Then I floated a heavier coat of glaze over the body and flocked it.
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