Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Butterfly In The Sky...

Bet you're singing the Reading Rainbow song, aren't ya?
I have had this stamp for a while now, but I never knew what to do with it. So I took it out and stamped a few images onto mixed media paper and decided Gelatos and other watercolor crayons might be fun to use.
I was right, I absolutely loved making these! I put a coat of Glue N' Seal on them because it allows for blending. Without sealing it, (depending on the paper), they just don't move around well enough to get these results. You can seal your paper with any type of decoupage medium such as Mod Podge or Deco-Page. I prefer a matt finish, but glossy would work just as well.
When they were finished I realized they'd make great postcards, so I backed them with cardstock, drew a line down the middle and did a little stamping.

You can see the mixture of watercolor crayons I used below. I probably have too many.

It's rare I do a craft over and over, unless it's for a specific group project. But I enjoyed making these so much, I'm going to make another set.

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  1. So pretty. I love anything with butterflies. Reading Rainbow was huge in our home but I forgot about the song. I know shame on me. I am hanging my head. :) I really love this technique. I am going to have to try it. I own a lot of watercolor crayons too.

    1. Thank you! Reading Rainbow was a regular in our house, too. It's okay if you forgot about the song, it was such a long time ago.

      My first set of watercolor crayons were found at a thrift store. I didn't know what to do with them for a long time. The more I play with them, the more I like them. The Gelatos worked best for this project. I've already made another butterfly, they're addicting!

  2. I love the blending on these.

    1. Thank you! Gelatos makes it pretty easy.


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