29 January 2013

Butterfly flight


Hi everyone. I've been clearing out a photo folder and came across this photo of a spread in my art book which I didn't get around to putting on the blog so I thought I'd do it today, the colours make me think of spring which in this dull weather is cheering.

The background is gesso followed by acrylic paint and I like this combination of colours. There are butterfly image transfers done with gel medium, script stamping, stenciling with black ink and white paint, some text from a quotation and some bubble wrap prints with white paint. I've used a bingo stencil which has completely disappeared since then and all in all I like the effect which looks like there are lots posters which have been layered over the top of each other.

Thanks as always for your lovely comments, I always appreciate them.

23 comments:

Patti Jo said...

Hi Chris! Absolutely awesome work!!! Haven't tried any mixed media, but have been busy pinning lots of ideas! You are so inspirational in all the different types of art work you do!!!

Danielle Champagne said...

I wanted to read about this spectacular page. I also like this combination of colors Chris, sooo happy and cheerful. love how you did the butterflies, gel medium...hem. I am going to have to read about this, but the result is totally beautiful. Hugs.

Julie said...

Stunning pages Chris - it's a beautiful colour combo!! Not sure if I've already congratulated you on your Craft Stamper news - I was so excited to hear, can't wait to see your designs in there - it's my favourite magazine!! Hugs, Juliexx

Sue from Oregon said...

Very eye catching Chris!

Julie said...

Just Beautiful Chris!

butterfly said...

Utterly stunning... I've been trying to find some time to get to some journalling, and this might just do the trick to nudge me there. Completely inspirational - maybe the loveliest journalling pages I've seen!
Alison x

butterfly said...

Oh, arrived her via the lovely Sandy, by the way, after your beautiful canvas swap the other day... I'm a new fan and follower!!
Alison x

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful pages, great colours.

Annchen said...

Chris, this is stunning and looks like summer!

Hugs
Annchen

Redanne said...

Hi Chris, your pages are breathtakingly beautiful - glorious, in fact. Butterflies are my most favourite creatures and you have captured their beauty, delicacy and colour so well on these wonderful pages. I totally agree with Alison above - if you have not seen Alison's work, please do have a look, she is very inspirational too - just like you! Hugs, Anne x

cathylynn said...

Hello Chris! This is totally beautiful! I love the cheerfulness and the colors are wonderful. I'm loving this styke!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Riet said...

So beautiful Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

whyducks said...

Oooooooo! How pretty!

Paper Profusion said...

Really beautiful artistry Chris. Nicola x

Lina McDermott said...

Chris, this is stunning, beautiful artwork. Lina x

Sandy said...

Well you should like this -- I am crazy about it and it is your art journal that started me down the road I am on now and I find it so very exciting. I see Alison is following you now too - she is one gifted artist. You wait until Kelly sees this - she is going to flip out! I just sent her an art journal to start not long ago. You are our muse pretty lady and how much fun it is!!!
sandy

Kelly Neis said...

Oh do I love this, I need to come over for lessons, your techniques produce amazing results. Just so Gorgeous and now I need to pin it. lol
Can I come over tonight and we can make me one!
Hugs across the water
Kelly

Faye said...

I saw a duvet cover like this today. I wanted it. Beautiful page, I really love the colours. X

Anita Houston said...

WOW!!!! Sultry and soft! Beautiful images and great touches! This should be in a frame!

Rianne said...

Beautiful!

Myrna Irwin said...

I just love your pages in your art journal Chris! In fact you got me interested in trying it myself. Thanks for being such a inspiration!

Juls said...

beautiful! Love the colours and textures, love your journaling pages! Hugs Juls

Paty said...

This is absolutely gorgeous sweet friend! You are so very talented. I wish I could 'hang out' with you and make art.
Love,
Paty