Friday, 14 June 2013

Inspired By France Papillon (2)

This week I was inspired by France's Art journal page, although not having a journal myself, I made some alterations and produced a page for my samples book (still in progress).

For stencil I used the one I made last week to see how it would perform with a resist technique and for good measure created another one for the butterfly 3D embellishment (also with a die). I had several problems with that, probably because I used standard texture paste instead of Grungepaste and it isn't flexible and prone to breakage, which of course it did ! I also added glitter to the paste and Fresco paint to tint.

The main image is from Paper Artsy Hotpick 1206.
I used Dymo tape for the words (use my stash drive), you can see that it has become recalcitrant and is liable to emboss one letter over the next one. But then it adds to the distressed look, right ?

The mat behind the image is from a "Gelli plate" print I made earlier.- I use a pastry silicone mat in lieu of a Gelli plate -

If you're inspired by France you can still enter at the Paper Artsy blog.

Hope you will like this...


  1. This is gorgeous!!! Love the colours! x

  2. Beautiful colours and textured feel to this great page for you samples book.

    Sylv xx

  3. this is absolutely beautiful! a great ad for your samples book :)

    thanks for playing along,

  4. I do like it very much!!! It is so original and the textures all look fabulous! Julie Ann xxx

  5. This is terrific, I love it,

    Lucy x

  6. Wow gorgeous page, fantastic idea to add glitter to the paste and I love the Gelli plate backing, actually amazing that you have found something similar to use instead of the gelli plate how awesome :-) Kezzy xxx