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Butterfly Squad creative team inspiration: Natascha

Hi Hi sweet Butterflies, Natascha here.

I´m one of the new team members and so happy to show you my first personal project.

I had a MDF heart in my stash and I wanted to work with it. I had never worked on wood so let me show you how I built up my layers en see for yourself the final result.

I hope you like it…..

The first thing I did was to gesso the heart, because I didn´t know what the paint would do on plain wood.

Next I added with a make up sponge a layer of Antiquing Cream Patina Green and let it to dry.

I added Weathered Wood Crackle medium and then a layer of Chalky Finish Vintage. This gave me extremely small crackles and I wanted to see larger crackles. So then I did some Patina Green through some Crackle Paste and did it through the Crackled stencil from France . Now I was happy.

My heart was ready for so far. So now I worked on my focalpoint. I colored some Cambric with Chalky Finish Caméo and on top of that I put some fabric out of my stash. For my quote I used a stamp from “Perfect Words”. Over there I stamped little crackles with the stamp from “Rock´n Rust”.

All this I glued it with Heavy Gel Medium on the heart and gave it a really good dry. Last but not least I put some raffia through the holes so I can hang it on the wall and my heart is finished.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Big kisses from me xxx


Products used:

DecoArt: White Gesso, Crackle paste, Heavy Gel Medium

DecoArt Antiquing cream: Patina Green

DecoArt Chalky Finish: Vintage, Caméo

Archival ink: Jet Black

Versamagic ink: Pumpkin Spice, Turquoise Gem



MDF heart

Stamps: Illusionary Artists "Perfect Words", "Rock 'n Rust". Click on the images to shop!

France Papillon stencils: "Crackled"


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