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Butterfly Squad creative team inspiration: Melina


Hi fellow Butterflies!

It´s Melina here today, and I have a mixed media tag to share with you.

I love animals – yes, creepers and crawlers too, and I LOVE spring! At last spring is in the air here in Sweden. All little animal friends wakes up, it´s new life everywhere and I just want to sit on a rock in the forest and LISTEN.

Here´s what I did:

I started out with a piece of gelli printed paper that I cut into a tag shape.

I used DecoArt Crackle paste through the Rockformation stencil and allowed it to air dry.


I diluted DecoArt gesso with water and applied a layer on the whole tag. I did some background stamping with one of the script stamps from Illusionary Artists London NY stamp set using Sepia Archival ink. I used the Circles stencil and drew a few circles with a permanent Pitt artist pen.


I used DecoArt Quinacridone Gold fluid acrylic paint and painted around the circles and diluted the paint with water further from the circles to fade it out. I then used Raw Umber on the rockformation part of the tag.


I made some splashes with diluted gesso and stamped my quote with one of the stamps from Illusionary Artists Perfect words stamp set. I stamped the lizzard from Creepers and Crawlers stamp set, coloured him with DecoArt Phthalo Turquoise and cut him out. I glued the lizzard down and used a watercolour pencil to add some shade around him. There he is, sunbathing on the rocks.


Finally I backed the tag with white cardstock and added a piece of hemp twine.

My tag is finished!




Used products: KLICK ON THE IMAGES TO SHOP

Stamps: Illusionary Artists ”Perfect words”, "London New York", "Creepers and crawlers"




Stencils: "Crackled" "Rectangles" "Cirkles"



  • Tag

  • DecoArt mediums: Crackle paste, gesso

  • DecoArt fluid acrylics: Quinacridone Gold, Phthalo Turquoise, Raw umber


#BSct #IllusionaryArtists #DecoArt #Francesstamps #Francesstencils #Melina

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