Sunday, 6 January 2019

Butterfly Ball

Hi there and welcome to my blog  :)  I have a mixed media canvas to share with you today.   As you may know if you've visited my blog before I love creating mixed media projects as well as home decor projects, and I enjoy mixing the two together.  This canvas was one of my samples for the Chocolate Baroque tv shows.

I have used stamps from the Butterfly Dress, the Floral Edges and Artistic Affirmations sets; Little Birdy chalk paint, Aztec Metallic paints, gold guilding wax, Soft Form Relief Paste - red and black; black Gesso, black Versafine ink, gold pen, and a metal embellishment from my stash.  

I painted the canvas with one of the chalk paints, then stamped and embossed the Butterfly Dress image in black ink with clear EP. 

I then masked the image with masking tissue, as you can see I've used this mask before!  

I placed the palace stencil across the canvas and the top half of the girl image.  I then applied black Soft Form paste through the stencil.  I took some red Soft Form paste and spread it over the floral part of the Butterfly Dress stamp and the girl's hair, then left both the canvas and the stamp to dry overnight.  When dry  I peeled the red paste from the stamp and rubbed a little gilding wax over it to enhance the details.  I also added gilding wax to the black paste on the canvas.

I took a metal butterfly from my stash and added gilding wax.

I stamped the Floral Edge along the bottom edge of the canvas in black Versafine and painted the flowers in red and gold metalic paints.   
I then removed the mask from the image and attached the paste hair and skirt to it.


Using a gold metalic paint I painted a large golden sun in the top center of the canvas.  I then stamped the Leafy Edges image in black along the top edge of the canvas and added gilding wax to the outer edges of the canvas.   

I took some cream card, stamped some words in black and embossed them with clear powder.  I cut each word into a seperate label and edged them with gilding wax before attaching them to the canvas with 3D glue gel.  I then attached the butterfly to complete the design.

I was really pleased with this sample.  I love the colours and textures of the mixed media, and the beautiful stamps speak for themselves.  It was a lot of fun creating this piece, using lots of techniques and lots of messy crafting!
Thank you for dropping in today, I hope you've enjoyed reading this post and that you'll visit again soon  :)


  1. First..belated Christmas and New Year! As everyone was busy before Christmas, I had the added bonus of getting very sick and still feel a bit of it hanging on. I just love your blog and your artistry. This is s9mething new to me and I love what you did. I don’t know this at all but would like to know more about this. Love the red and the gold with it. It is such a dream look and it looks so good.

    1. Hi Birgit, and belated Festive Greetings to you too! I hope you are feeling better now, it seems nearly everyone I know has been pretty ill over the Holiday period. Thank you for your lovely comment as well, I'm so glad you like it! Take care hun :) xxx

  2. Hi Penny and a very Happy New Year to you. I hope you are well and enjoyed the Festive season.
    I love your canvas and of course it's using my favourite stamp, wonderful images and colours.
    I'm not on FB now, so not posting on the CB page. Got completely fed up with all the daft folk asking you to post emotional posts.....if you loved them, like the old fashioned chain letters, anyway having deleted my account I have the most wonderful feeling of liberation, lol, hugs Katexx

    1. Hi Kate, Happy New Year to you too my lovely! And thank you for your lovely comment :) Oh I'm sorry you have left fb, but I know what you mean about those chain letters - they get on my bloomin' nerves as well! I only tell my husband, children and grandchildren that I love them! Anyway I hope that we can keep in touch, and I shall miss your posts xxx