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Butterfly Squad creative team inspiration: Marit

Hello lovely Butterflies,

Before we kick off with today's inspirational post, I would like to remind you that you only have one week left to kick up your chances to win the commenter of the month prize! You can leave a comment on each post, the more posts you comment on, the more chances to win! Did I mention you only have one week left for the January draw? ;)))

Today it's Butterfly Squad member Marit's turn to inspire you. She has an art journaling step by step for you where she shows you how to wow with simplicity! The steps aren't technically challenging, yet the result is astonishing! Check it out:

I began my spread with some left over tissue paper and glued it down with matte medium. Then I applied modelling paste with the Driving me Circles stencil.

I diluted my turquoise paint and applied it with a wet brush on the spread. And I did even more paint around the modelling paint to create a shadow around it.

I didn’t like the matte medium showing up as a resist because of the dilution of the paint, so I covered that with Americana Decor Treasure over the Honeycomb stencil.

That obviously made my page to dark. I used a brayer and white paint to lighten it up again. And the brayer made it very easy to highlight the modelling paste. And next I used a script stamp from the London NY stamp set around the page to create some interest.

I used my Faber Castell Polychromes to color the windmill and I applied a layer of 1 step crackle finish on top of it. I also stamped a quote from the How shall I put it stamp set on white cardstock, cut them in pieces, drew a black line around the words and inked the borders with a turquoise ink.

I glued everything together to finalize my spread.

I hope you like this spread and hope to see you next time.

Love XO


Products used:

France Papillon stamps: click on the image to shop!

France Papillon stencils: click on the image to shop!

  • Journal on Monday art journal

  • Decoart media: Matte medium, modelling paste, 1 step crackle finish

  • Decoart fluid acrylics: cobalt turquoise hue

  • Americana: Snow (titanium) white

  • Americana Decor: Treasure

  • Tissue paper

  • Faber Castell Polychromes and white spirit

  • Archival ink: Jet black, Garden patina


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