Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Things With Wings Journal

Well, I'm unable to get all my pics off my phone to the computer so I'll do what I can.....

My plan for this page was ever evolving. It started out as a Pegasus silhouette with background with border then a pop up butterfly between the pages but then my computer played up and blocked all USB access leaving me unable to use my die cut machine so I decided instead to go with butterflies as I had a butterfly stamp available.

I firstly covered the page in torn pieces from an old German dictionary (no pic), mod podged them down and then added white gesso over the pages.  I then spayed the pages liberally with a LSG teal and brown spray. This turned out much more brown than blue which was not what I wanted so I added blue spray as well but decided to leave a lot of the brown after some consideration.

Next I stamped my butterflies with versa-mark ink and heat embossed each stamp with various colours of embossing powders. After the heat gun, I added a variety of drawing inks that I had to the butterfly wings to add bright colour to the page. I then cut the butterflies out.

Next I wanted to add some dimension so added a lime green spray to white texture paste and mixed well. I then stencilled this across the pages through a vine stencil. It was still a bit too brown so I hit the page with another spray of blue. 

I then arranged the butterflies across the page until I was happy but the page still needed more so I added lots of flowers in as well.

Next came the search for the perfect quote.  I then simply printed this out on brown card stock and edged the card with brown ink and attached to the page in the space I had left. 


  1. I love reading about your process and seeing the lovely result. The butterflies are gorgeous!
    Happy to see you here Jo Tobler.

  2. very pretty, Pam :) I can see you enjoyed creating it.

  3. Jo, I adore it. Thank you so much. I also adore butterflies. It will be so exciting to see it & touch it when it makes it way home.

  4. What a delightful spread you have created Jo.

  5. Great spread Jo, love seeing and hearing about your process. And you were right about the flowers, looks perfect with them!

  6. Fantastic page and great blogging also.

  7. So lovely Joanna๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–


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