Saturday, April 1, 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #35 Superpowers!

Welcome back Challengers!! Oh boy, this is a FUN Challenge!! What is your Superpower?  Yeah!! I love my Super Girl, Superman, WonderWoman ....but if I could have a superpower I would FLY like Butterfly! I would spend my spring days flying from flower to flower enjoying myself without a care in the world! What would yours be??

Our amazing sponsor this month is Stampers Anonymous! They are an awesome place to get all your mixed media, papercraft and stamping needs!!  They have offered up a wonderful prize to give to our randomly selected winner!! So play along - you have a chance to win and you also get to play with your mixed media!!

Here is my project, if I could choose a superpower, it would be to fly like a butterfly!!

To begin, I started with a 9x12 canvas and used PaperArtsy Fresco Paints.  In order to keep the paint thin, I applied the paint with a credit card.

Then I sketched on a butterfly about where I wanted the final butterfly to be! 

Stencils were added with archival ink to add texture.  I also stamped gold onto the background with Viva Modellier-Creme.  LOVE this stuff!

 I added some gold rub-ons, more stamping and tissue paper.

Then I decided I needed a bigger butterfly than I originally had planned.  I found one of my favorite old Linnie Blooms stencils and dragged out my gelli plate!

Then I created about 2 dozen different butterflies with gold, with texture, with stencils until I found just the right one!

I took the butterflies and doodled on different patterns.

Finally, I put it all together! I added some purple Tattered Angels Stained Glass paint in Lavender to just create a the little bit of color that was missing!

Then I added some frames, just to see what it would look like! I used a light frame and then a gold frame.  Amazing how the different frames make it look!

So, now TIME TO PLAY with US!! Come and join in the challenge!!  It is so fun, our groups is super supportive and we love to see what you create!! 


  1. I love your canvas. Beautiful colours and design.

  2. Beautiful work Karen! I love the colors you chose :) xo Cheetarah

  3. Fabulous! I love, love the background and the colors; thanks so much for sharing the how-to. Suzanne

  4. Fabulous piece karen and love your process tutorial. Those words are great for it

  5. flutterbys flutterbys I love flutterbys. One of my relatives when they were young was constantly mixing up compound words and it has kind of stuck in my head to adulthood.

  6. This is so beautiful! What a nice colors.

  7. Absolutely beautiful canvas - I love butterflies!

  8. Yummy background. Love that gold stuff. Hugz

  9. Great project!! Thank you so much for step by step tutorial!! Loved it 💕💕