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Butterfly Squad creative team inspiration: Veerle

Hi Butterflies,

it’s my turn to share some inspiration today and I’m going for a little ATC today instead of my usual big tags I love to work on. But no need to worry, France her stamps and stencils are a perfect match for it.

So the first thing I started out with was getting some color on my background. I mixed up some Carbon black fluid acrylic with the chalky finish paint called yesteryear to do so.

While my background was drying I went ahead and had some fun using the big Rectangle stencil from France. First I drew the big heart onto some canvas and cut it out. I then colored it using the Victorien Chalky Finish paint. And while that one was drying too I took some metal wire and bend it in the shape of the heart. You just put your metal wire inside the stencil and then have it follow the shape.

When my heart was dry I glued it onto my ATC and I was ready for the next layer: modeling paste. I scooped some out of my jar and colored it using a mix of my Yesteryear and Carbon Black paints. When all was mixed up well, I used the two different sizes of the Rock Formation stencils to add some texture to my ATC.

There was again some drying time and that’s the moment when I thought I would prefer to have silver colored metal wire. So I went ahead and bended me another heart using the big Rectangle stencil. When my modeling paste was dry I gave it a coat of Black Carbon antiquing cream of which I wiped away only part of it to get some interest in my paste. Once that was finished I adhered my silver metal heart.

All my ATC needs now is a word and I chose this ‘Not negotiable’ from the Perfect Words set.

You see, no matter how small your artwork is, France her stamps and stencils match perfectly.

I hope I have inspired you to give it a try.

Lots of love,


Used products:

Stamps: Illusionary Artists ”Perfect words”

Stencils: "Rectangles" "Rockformation"

Canson Montvalle watercolor paper 300 gr.

Black cardstock

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics: Carbon Black

DecoArt Chalky finish paints: Yesteryear, Victorien

DecoArt Media: Modeling Paste, Black Antiquing Cream

Metal wire

Piece of canvas

White embossing powder

#BSct #IllusionaryArtists #DecoArt #Francesstamps #Francesstencils #Veerle


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