Friday, May 1, 2015

Butterfly Wings with Tamiko

I am always super excited to get some new stamps. I get so many ideas. When I received the Love of Butterflies Plate I couldn't even begin to narrow down the projects that came to mind.  Well I insisted on playing in my Cottonwood Arts ColdPress journal and let me show you what I created.

The supplies I used for this double page journal spread are:
  • Cottonwood Art Journal- Cold Press
  • Colour Arte Radiant Gel- Stargazer
  • Colour Arte Twinkling H2Os- Various Colors
  • Sin City Stamps- Love of Butterflies Plate
  • Sin City Stamps- Circles by Pam Bray
  • Sin City Stamps- Circle Collage by Terri Sproul
  • Deco Art media Line Misters- Purple and Primary Cyan and Magenta
  • Stazon Ink Pads- Blue Hawaii and Gothic Purple
  • Faber Castell - Glass Bead Glitter Gel
  • Water Color Paper 140lb
  • Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
  • Misc items- paint brush, spatula, nylon netting, pink rhinestone mesh, scissors, water mister, pen and baby wipes

 Used Radiant Gel to lay down base background color.

Then used collaged circles and a baby wiped to remove some of the paint in a reverse stencil type motion.

Then took some netting and added a little more color back on the page  with the primary cyan mister.

I took a purple mister and mixed it with the glass bead gel and stenciled it across the upper side of the page using the circles stencil. (sorry my image showing the mixture for that was deleted)


While the bead gel dried.  I took some water color paper and did some quick washes of simular colors from the Twinkling H2Os.  Those are the coolest little pots of yummy shimmer goodness.  I do recommend spraying water in the pots and allowing them to sit and create  a bit of a paste before you paint with them. When you are done, make sure the pots are fully dry before closing.

I stamped some detailed butterfly images and fusssy cut them out.

Then I took my Helmar glue and added the bling.  I  adhered the butterflies to the page.
I also found a quote on pinterest- What if that change you're avoiding is the one that gives you wings.
What change are YOU avoiding? ::smiles::

Well I hoped you liked this page as much as I liked creating it.  It's got a lot of actual texture created by the paints and glitter beads with use of the stencils.  The butterflies themselves have small text and and images that also aid in texture too.. I think it all contributed to an awesome collaboration.  Take a moment to look around and get some of the awesome stamps, stencils, masks and die cuts over at Sin City Stamps.

Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for stopping by!!


  1. Love all those layers and color, holy moly! Gorgeous!

  2. What a wonderful page! Looks like you had a great time!

  3. Beautiful, I just love those butterflies. And you are right, Twinkling H2O's are very yummy :)

  4. Beautiful journal page. I love those butterflies, and your colors are gorgeous with them!

  5. Love the butterfly stamps, and your journal pages!

  6. Oh My I have been waiting all day for a quiet chance to read this.. I want to get my things out now and try to make something like it But if not tonight, tomorrow for sure. Thank You Meko

  7. Love the vibrant colors and the butterflies

  8. Ohhhh I love this - glorious colour palette and texture!! That quote is wonderful and lifts those butterflies right off that page!

  9. Those butterfly stamps are awesome and you used them so well.. I love all the layers you created..


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