Monday, March 16, 2015

Stand Up Butterflies and Hearts from Retro Cafe Art Gallery

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

Other Products:
Fresco Paints from PaperArtsy
Love-You Hand Charms
Black Fine Tip Sharpie


Helen said...

Fabulous butterflies, the colours are amazing!

Linda Brown said...

This is so beautiful Linda. x

teri reed said...

You are always amazing Linda, these are so bright and cheerful, I just love them! I'm always learning cool tricks from your great art pieces ❤️

Createology said...

Love these bright and cheerful pops of fun and color to welcome Spring. Creative Artful Bliss...

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Absolutely stunning pieces! The colors make me happy! xoxo

Beth Norman said...

These are so adorable. Love the bright colours.

Karen Conner said...

Love your project! They are so cute!

Carol McCready said...

Love your project. The colors are gorgeous.