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Butterfly Squad creative team inspiration: Helen


Hello lovely Butterflies!

Helen here to share a little fast art journal page with you! Sometimes it’s OK to go back to basics and just play for the sake of playing! That is just what I did with this spread! I used some techniques I haven’t used in ages and it was fun!

First of all… I took a piece of white tissue paper that I had from a shoe box and used some blue-violet archival ink and inked all of the stamps from France Papillon for Illusionary Artists “New York Stamp Set”. I covered the entire tissue just stamping randomly. Once it was dry, I crunched it up into a ball a few times, and flattened it. This allowed some cool creases in the tissue.


I then took some DecoArt Matte Medium and adhered the crinkled tissue paper to my pages.


Using DecoArt Tinting Base and DecoArt Fluid Acrylic in Dioxazine Purple, I mixed it up and spread it across my spread. I also added some of the Dioxazine Purple by itself around the edges to make them darker.



Once this dried on its own, I used the archival blue violet ink and stamped some numbers on my spread using France Papillon for Illusionary Artists stamp “Rock’n Rust”. I also used France Papillon stencil “Rock Formation – small” to add some grounding for my photo.


I need a heart! So, using France Papillon stencil “Rectangles – small”, I traced a heart, colorized it with the Dioxazine Purple, clear coated it with DecoArt Triple Glaze. I added my sentiment, and a little photo that I think is just so adorable, stuck it down and the heart!


And voila! My finished spread that was way to fun to do and a quick easy piece!


Happy creating!

((HUGS)) Helen

Products used:

DecoArt: Matte Medium, Tinting Base, Triple Glaze

DecoArt Fluid Acrylic: Dioxazine Purple

White tissue paper

Blue-violet archival ink

Computer generated sentiment

Photo from internet

Stamps: Illusionary Artists "London New York", "Rock 'n Rust", Click on the images to shop!


France Papillon stencils: "Rockformation", "Rectangles"



Versafine ink: Smokey Gray and Black

Posca pen, white

White embossing powder

Black card

Wink of Stella glitter brush

DecoArt Americana: Triple thick gloss glaze

DecoArt fluid acrylics: Green Blue Light, Phthalo Turquoise, Raw Umber, Quinacridone Gold, Titanium white, Carbon black, Pyrrole red


#BSct #IllusionaryArtists #DecoArt #Francesstamps #Francesstencils #Helen

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