I had a play date on Monday with Sue, the Jabberwocky of blogland, and our friend Helen. Last week we worked on our 365 calendar pages but decided to try something different this week. Kelly Rae's book 'Taking Flight' has some great step by step photographs and included some techniques we'd not tried before so we decided to use this as inspiration.
We all used the same background technique on our pieces - layering pieces of scrapbook papers down then brayering over them with acrylic paints. Helen [above] worked on an angel image to go over her background, whilst Sue added Alice:
I used a circular canvas and drew some flowers, before adding a butterfly made with polymer clay.
[please note that this photo is only here as I know Julie will complain if it isn't! plus I'm trying to face the reality of the weight I put on last year due to medication!! lol]
Sue's a fast worker so had pretty much finished by the end of the afternoon! I just had to coat my canvas with gel medium, and add wire antennae to the butterfly. Helen's angel needed painting still.
Sue stamped into texture paste to give that great effect on Alice's body. I used the large butterfly from Elusive Images' Patchwork Butterfly plate [also available now at Paddy's Stamping Place] and stamped it into polymer clay, a technique Kelly Rae shares in her book.
We had a fantastic play date. Thankyou Kelly Rae for some true inspiration :)