Thursday, March 16, 2017

Butterflies, Butterflies! with Tracy Moreau

I have been having so much fun with Chipboard! It’s a relatively NEW surface for me , so I am discovering how versatile it is! It does take paint like a dream and you can manipulate it in ways you cannot manipulate wood surfaces…. this lends itself well to all kinds of crazy things!!

Southern Ridge gave me a small 6 page book let with Ring Binders.. .. I wasn’t sure what I could do that would be unique.. so it just sat there for awhile… then it came to me.. instead of trying to make the book unique Why not just do one page at a time and see what comes together…. these are my results so far. BUTTERFLIES are the theme… and a positive message to go with them.  I am working my way through my stash of  Chipboard bits  for embellishments, paint finishes for interest and I’ll do it like I do life .. one page  at a time!

I started with decoupaging paper to the surface…. then adding a little texture ( or not… depending on my mood at the time). 

I colour washed the backgrounds, sometimes using multiple colours, others just several values of the same colours to create movement and interest. Then I started layering.. first colour then texture, using texture mediums or just paper decoupaged in place. Cut outs , bits of scrap or fabric.. even just cutting out my line drawings and applying those!

I Loved adding the Flourished Die Cut , it gave the page some elevation, a bit of texture and great contrast!  Framing the simple Butterfly cut outs nicely!
A little gold paint and some antiquing gave the little panel a nice patina, adding interest!

I still have 9 pages to go… ( I am doing both sides…) It is a work in Progress but It is such fun!!

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

 - 3 Ring Chipboard Album (coming soon)

Other Supplies Used:

- DecoArt Extreme Sheen 24Kt Gold and Rose Gold
- DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics and texture mediums
 - Stampendous Stamps: Butterflies CRS5071

Thanks for joining me today!

- Tracy