Tutorial: "Butterfly Dreams" Tag
1x Greyboard Substrate
4x Small Flowers
1x Large Flower
1x Large Butterfly
1x Medium Butterfly
1x Small Butterfly
Decoart Texture Paste
Decoart Media Paints
Select your substrate and embellishments.
On to your greyboard draw decoart art texture paste through a stencil of your choice.
Once dry cover all elements with white gesso.
Using Decoart Media Acrylic paints create a wash over the greyboard.
I have used a combination of Prussian Blue Hue and Quinacridone Violet.
Tip: Build the wash slowly working up from a very watered down layer.
To add depth to your base, dry brush for highlights.
Tip: Take most of the paint off your brush before you introduce it to the board, this way you can build the highlights with more control.
Paint your embellishments with a base colour.
I have used Orange for the butterflies and Quinacridone Violet for the flowers.
Tip: To give your flowers an extra dimension add a layer of Interference Turquoise to the petals.
Add details to the flowers and butterflies to give them character.
Once dry, layer them on to the base and fix in place using a strong adhesive.
Tip: To achieve the dotted effect use the end of your paint brush!