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Trust the Magic of New Beginnings

by: Shawn Andrews
April 11, 2019

Trust the Magic of New Beginnings

As I begin to think about spring and all that comes with it, I immediately think about new beginnings. The snow has melted, and tiny treasures are springing up, the birds are chirping and soon the butterflies will be floating about.

In today’s project, I show you how to make a fabulously textured background using heavy cardstock, chalky gesso and modeling paste and then we create our own rustic butterflies using tissue paper. I hope you enjoy the project and let’s create our own new beginning right now!



Items needed:

DecoArt Media Matte Medium
DecoArt Media Gesso
DecoArt Media Modeling Paste
DecoArt Chalky Gesso
Americana Glazing Medium
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Prussian Blue Hue
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Raw Umber
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Medium Grey Value
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Transparent Iron Oxide
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Cobalt Teal Hue
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Carbon Black
Art journal or cardstock
Heavy cardstock
Palette knife
Tissue paper
Copy paper
Tape
Charcoal pencil
Butterfly images
Printed word stamps




Be sure to visit Shawn Petite - Art. Workshops. Tools to help you create for more projects and to learn more about Shawn Andrews.

Comments

Shawn, as always I love your techniques, choice of products (DecoArt of course) and focal images. I always enjoy watching you create such beautiful art. Thank you.

Susan Schultheis

April 13, 2019

Thankyou so much for showing us the process of making your artwork. It looks amazing! I've recently bought some bottles of paint to try it out! I am very satisfied with the results! I would love to win the mediums too so I can see and feel how it goes because just like you I love working with my fingers! The way you showed us how to make the butterflies is such a great idea! I would never have thought about creating this way so thank you for inspiring me! Anneke

Anneke Voskuijl

April 13, 2019

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