Spring is in the air, and I'm ready for something bright and cheery!
These 2 Stand Ups from
were just begging to be painted and stamped for a
bit of color around the house.
I used Fresco Paints and a foam square to add paint after I'd base coated them with Heavy White Gesso.
The bases are stamped with the gorgeous detail stamp.
I used "Art is good for you" on the stem of the Heart, and the butterflies are from "Rust to Dust" and "Don't Forget to Fly."
Drill a hole in the wings, and add a jump ring and a charm for a dangling bit of interest.
You can use any charms here, and more than 2 would be really fun.
You can see the stamp along the stick here.
I used a piece of jewelry wire and created a wrap leaving about 4 inches on the top end. Add Glass Beads of any color and make into a loop. Wrap the remaining wire around the charm loop.
This shows a better picture of the beaded loop. You can stamp one butterfly in the middle and add more wings over a mask of your original.
I used a Chipboard Butterfly on the front of this heart with lots of pen doodles all over the piece. The leaves are carved, but I added some more white veins as well with the pen. I love the Heart and Tiny Butterfly stamped here.
Add the little Paper Flowers to the base for a bit more color, some white and black paint doodles, and glue it together.
I think this would brighten-up anyone's day! And yes, these colors are just this bright....Bougainvillea and Lavender create a real splash together with just a pinch of Eggplant!
Products Used from Retro Cafe Art:
Finnabair - Heavy White Gesso
Finnabair Stamps - Old Town
Don't Forget To Fly (currently out of stock but on order)
check out wood mounted Butterfly, too
Finnabair Glass Beads - Cobalt Blue and Turquoise
Mini Paper Blooms - Sunset
Fresco Paints from PaperArtsy
Love-You Hand Charms
Black Fine Tip Sharpie