This week's journal quilt is all about butterflies. I was able to combine two of my obsessions. Butterflies and stencil painting. Since my trip to Mackinac Island and the butterfly house, I cannot create enough of these quilts with butterflies! The canvas was painted pink with regular acrylic paint. A stencil by crafters workshop was used to resist the Tulip fabric paint and the Glimmermist. Multiple colors were used to give the appearance of changing colors. A Fiskers punch was used for the fireflies and the butteflies. Scrapbook paper in a variety of colors was used. The metallic firefly is one that I have had for years and was added for even more dimension. Tulip crystals were added to embellish the butterflies and fireflies. This provides a dimensional effect. Finally, the border was done with a floral sequin ribbon. If you haven't tried the crafters workshop stencils you are missing out! They are so much fun and provide such and interesting pallet to work with.
Thank you for visiting artful embellishments. This is the third year for this blog and I am so happy to keep publishing. I started in 2011 and began with a quilt of the week, this lead to the leaf of the week for my newly designed paper tree that is located on the wall of my garage in 2012.......2013 is going to bring a lot of excitement and positive change. As a personal challenge for 2013, I plan on designing a artist trading card each week to be featured on the blog.
With so many interests, there will be quilting, art quilting, leaves (and more leaves), as well as experiments in thermofax screen printing, fabric dying, and tons of DIY recycle projects. I may even enter that altered fashion scene. To a happy and healthy 2013, may we all find happiness in those things we create....thank you for stoping by artful embellishments.