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Saturday, 9 August 2008

Collage on canvas - butterfly



Struggled with this for a while until I felt it was somewhere near right!

It is about 16in x 12in. The background is a very thick handmade paper with some foliage & petals trapped in the layers. I have done a print with a fern & fabric paint, used embroidery thread, faux jewels & pearl paint to make the 'lavender' style stems with paints, inks, stamps, buttons & ribbon etc for the rest. The butterfly was a print- enlarged, coloured with Twinkling H2os, then glazed & distressed.

11 comments:

devonmaid said...

gorgeous Juliax

Ang C said...

this is a stunning canvas

hilmof said...

It's fabulous Ju - love all the elements you have added - it has such a dreamyness to it

Andrea said...

What a lovely canvas,well done Julia
xxxx

Lil' ol' me said...

Hi Julia
Thanx for your comment. I cant belive I missed your blog? When did that happen? I am so sorry...i have just checked it out though and its brilliant. I love your stuff. You are one talented lady.

sam21ski said...

This is great Ju, love the way you've not used colour on all your background, love the green and purple down the right hand side. I think you've got just the right balance with this one

fran said...

think this is my favourite x

CraftyC said...

This is a beautiful canvas, you have some great stuff on your blog to!
Clairexx

mommabear said...

Its fabulous so pritty

Shaz said...

beautiful julia, Im going to do one soon, on canvas, just a small one...would you be interested in doing a swap (canvases) not nessessarily this one as Im sure you have plans for it, but a themed one maybe?? No hurry as these things cant be hurried lol..maybe a seasonal one? let me know..

Mags said...

OMG, this is stunning, love everything about it.