This one has taken me weeks to finish. It's a gift for someone and I just got stuck and couldn't proceed for a while-until I found this awesome sugar skull stamp at PMC Connections. It's an unmounted rubber stamp and it was perfect!
Again I used many of the old Just Blooms paper butterflies and flowers from CTMH. I used various paints to color them and then embossed the butterflies with holographic embossing powder. I dry brushed over the flowers with metallic gold paint and then distressed everything with black.
I started with a blank canvas and glued on some shapes and added some texture paste with a stencil. After that was dry, I painted over everything with gesso. Then I used a circle stencil and CTMH White Daisy pigment ink to add a bokeh effect to the background. Then it sat... and sat... and sat....
Finally I decided on the sugar skull and went searching. Once I found it and it came in I was inspired again. I stamped it on the canvas and it turned out pretty distressed looking which was good. I decided at this point I better spray some fixative over the whole thing so I could do some embossing. After that was dry, I embossed in pewter using the Universal Backgrounds stamp set and smeared some versamark on the dragonflies and embossed them in pewter also.... and then in black using the flourish from Enjoy Life. Then I glued on all of my flowers and butterflies and added various baubles. My favorite is the free glass cabochon that came with my stamp set (it's on the panel with the sugar skull). It was the perfect coloring and almost like someone already knew what I'd do with it! I love it... I hope she does.
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