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Butterfly Squad creative team inspiration: Melina

Hello fellow Butterflies!

It´s Melina here today sharing a mixed media tag with you.

When this post goes live, I´m sitting in the sun in Spain, enjoying a holiday with my family :)

Hope you are all fine wherever you are today!

Here´s what I did:

This tag started it´s life as a place to put medium leftovers from another project.

I have stamped off the windmill stamp from Illusionary Artists stamp set London New York.

I have also added some DecoArt modeling paste coloured with Fluid Acrylic Orange Pyrrole through the France Papillon stencil Crackles. This layer got a thin coat of DecoArt gesso.

Then I added Fluid Acrylics diluted with water that was left on my craft sheet in Raw Umber, Quinacridone Gold and Blue Green Light. Then I had my background done!

I continued by stamping the man from Auntie Margot stamp set and the butterfly from the Creepers and Crawlers stamp set onto watercolour paper using Sepia Archival ink. I cut out both images and coloured the man using very diluted Blue Green Light and Quina.Gold fluid acrylics.

I added Phthalo Turquoise to the background, darker to the upper left and bottom right corners and more diluted towards the middle.

I sanded down the modeling paste slightly to reveal some of the orange colour.

I glued the butterfly to the mans back as wings, added him to the tag making him stand on a piece of cambric to ground him. The cambric is coloured with Quinacridone Gold and Raw Umber, and I put some black thread underneath.

I used a scrap piece of cambric and glued it in the hole of the tag. I went around the whole tag with black Distress ink to frame it.

Finally I added a word from the Illusionary Artists stamp set Perfect Words and my tag is finished.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Take care and see you in a while, hugs


Products used:

Stamps: Illusionary Artists "Creepers and crawlers", "Perfect Words", "London New York", "Auntie Margot and co"

Stencils: "Crackled"

DecoArt Media Mediums: Modeling paste, Gesso.

DecoArt Fluid acrylics: Orange Pyrrole, Raw Umber, Quinacridone Gold, Blue Green Light, Phthalo Turquoise

Versafine black ink

Archival ink: Sepia


Black thread


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