The other day I say some very pretty butterflies in our front garden and I realised it's been a long time since I've seen them. It's probably because we had a cold Spring and now it's really hot. Coincidently,
I finally received my new Penny Black Butterfly Trio stamps, so I decided to take a break from Christmas cards and this is the result.
I stamped the butterflies using Distress Espresso Ink and clear embossed it. Then I coloured them with Ripe Permisson, Candied Apple, Fossilized Amber and Squeezed Lemonade Distress inks mixed with water. When it was dry, I painted clear gesso over the butterflies and then added the background wash. To finish I added the Altenew sentiment, splattered some ink, swiped the edges with distress stain and mounted it on the card base.
I am sharing this with the CAS Watercolour Challenge - the theme is to use 'resist', which I have done in 2 ways ( embossing and clear gesso).