I have loved this stamp for so long. It is sad to say that it will retire at the end of this month. However, there is a stash of stash of retired stamps that I cannot part with. This is definitely going to join those. Other retired ones I sell off, but ones that are just too wonderful get to stay out with the current product. Kind of like a wise old tree.
The butterfly was stamped on a piece of masked water color paper in black stazon. The color pallet was different, but intentional. I picked colors that would create interesting blends with the idea that none of the original painting would stay to true color. A lot of blending went on here. I painted coordinating sections first without blending. After I added crushed curry I kept with that color and used it to begin blending the edges the color sections. I just did that until I was happy.
The background was painted in mint macaron, darker to one side trying to create a bit of a shadow. Distressing had to happen here and boy did it. I flicked water, dabbed it up, and repeated that process again until I was satisfied. Then the gold wink of stella pen went to work in a few areas. Again, hard to see, but it is there. Use your imagination, where would you have painted light lines of gold glitter?
Have a creative day!