Sunday, 6 March 2016

Watercoloured Butterflies

The March Mixed Media challenge over at Happy Little Stampers is "water".  

For my Design Team contribution, I chose to stamp my Happy Little Stampers butterfly stamps with water and brushos.

I sprinkled various Brusho powders into a paint palette and added water, then painted my butterfly stamps with it - it's hard to judge exactly how much water is needed so a couple of my attempts were tossed.  I used the matching dies to cut them out. 

My Mixed Media are: Brushos, ink, corrugated cardboard, Gesso, and small flower sequins.

I took a strip of corrugated cardboard and randomly painted over it with Gesso.  The butterflies are slightly shaped and attached with foam tape.

I used a vertical sentiment and finished off with a few tiny flower sequins for embellishment.

The Happy Little Stampers' challenge runs until the end of the month.  Come and join in!

I'm also adding this card to the new CAS Mix-Up challenge.  This month the challenge is stamping, watercolouring, and your choice of other mediums.  I used the butterfly stamps and thank you stamp, I watercoloured my butterfly stamps, and my other mediums are corrugated cardboard, gesso, and flower sequins.

Stamps - Happy Little Stampers butterflies, Hero Arts sentiment
Ink - Ranger Archival Potting Soil
Paper - white cs, watercolour paper, corrugated cardboard
Size - A2
Accessories - Happy Little Stampers butterfly dies, Gesso, Brushos, small flower sequins


  1. Hi Susan, I haven't tried to paint with Brushos yet. Thanks for the tip. Your butterflies are beautiful! So bright and richly colored! Love that corrugated background! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  2. This is so pretty Susan, and I love the addition of the corrugated card!

  3. So glad you kept with it as the butterflies turned out beautifully!!! What an amazing technique. So happy to be a part of the team as GD this month. Thanks so much for your encouragement. Big hugs, Autumn

  4. Great job with painting brushos onto your stamps. I haven't tried that yet, but something I need to do! :) Thanks for the inspiration. Your corrugated cardboard panel adds lots of depth and texture and a great spot for the butterflies to land. :) Thanks for playing along at CAS Mix Up! xx

  5. Hi Susan, fab card, thank you for leaving such la nice comment about my mini canvas, the stamps are Called Fairy Dandelions they are on the website here is the link xx Zoe xx

  6. I love how it looks like they are just hanging out on the side of the house... awesome job!


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