A wonderful journal page from Christy. She’s so creative and it looks like I’m going to have to add napkins to my bucket of supplies.

She writes, “The background was created by adhering strips of decorative Martha Stewart punches in various directions.  This is a great way to use up scrap paper because the strips will be painted all the same color, so grab any paper and start punching. A layer of acrylic paint allowed for the texture of the punches to stand out while establishing a coordinating color.

The flower stamp was colored with Copic Markers and airbushed lightly with the Copic Airbrushing System to give an antique feel.  Once attached to the page a decorative napkin was torn and layered around the image to give the impression of being in the middle of a butterfly garden.  Regular paper napkins are fun to use in mixed media art journaling.  Attaching the napkin with gel medium leaves the page flexible with almost a fabric feel.  A sweet journaling card captured the emotion of flying with all my heart.

The butterfly embellishment was handcrafted by adding color to Liquitex Glass Bead Gel.  I laid a butterfly stencil atop a piece of wax paper and smeared (thickly) the tinted glass bead gel with a paint palette knife.  It was almost like frosting a cake.  Peel the stencil off and allow the butterfly to dry overnight.  Peel the butterfly off the next day and use as an embellishment.”

Here’s a detail photo of the flower page:christy-freedom-detail

eat cake graphics stamp used:
7044-V Magical flowers (left big)


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