How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page

I’m in the CCB Travelling Art Journal round robin and today I’m sharing How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page. This was my entry for March for the traveling art journal. To see all of the February entries head over to the Canvas Corp Brands Blog.

This journal is a group of 24 artists working in a different journal each month. When they complete their journal entry they mail it on to the next person. The process will be repeated until it has reached all of the participants, twelve in each group.

Some of the artists chose to make a custom journal for this round robin, some purchased journals. It is interesting to see the styles of each person as we get the journals in the mail.

We have our own little support group where we can talk about what we are doing in the journals and ask for help, get tips and ideas. I’ve made new friends because of this little group.

For my entry this month I was feeling the coolness at the end of winter and wanted to share that cool blue feeling but with the hope, that spring is nearly here with a butterfly.

How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page

Supplies used in How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page

Canvas Corp Brands Tissuestock 12×12 – Damask on Ivory
7gypsies Architextures™ 12×12 Paper – Art Wall
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: True Turquoise, Sapphire, Denim Blue, Blue Bubbles
Tattered Angels Glam Chandelier
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint White
Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven
Stamp in the Hand Script Stamp
Liquitex Matte Medium
Paint Brush
Fast’N Final Lightweight Spackling
Pallet Knife
Ledger Stencil – Amazon
Liquitex Basics Acrylic Gesso
White Crochet Thread
Die cut butterfly
Brutus Monroe Stamp set: Beautiful
MISTI
Scrap of white cardstock
Brutus Monroe Ink – Cornflower
Stipple brush
Water bottle
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Heat tool
Paint Pallet
Blue Acrylic Paint
Sharpie Fine point

How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page

Now that you see the list of supplies used. Here is the video on How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page:

Making a journal page entry is a lot of fun. I enjoy the process of thinking about what  I want to have the page look like when I’m done. But sometimes it is just making the page that is fun. There are times that things don’t always turn out the way I think it should, but I never let that get me down. With Mixed Media there are no mistakes, just opportunities to try new things.

Never be afraid to try something new. You never know how much you just might like that new thing!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Make sure you head over to the Canvas Corp Blog and check out all of the other journal entries for the month March too.

How to Make Paper Christmas Trees

Today I want to share How to Make Paper Christmas Trees.

This post came about because I’m making a small Christmas scene this year. My goal is to make as much of the scene myself. I’m also using Rinea Foil, Tattered Angels Glimmer mists among other supplies.

One of the things was to make paper Christmas trees. Knowing that I had a Sizzix tree die I had a plan. Using old cardboard from some of the Jewelry in Candles boxes I die cut the tree three times. Then I die cut the tree two more times with chipboard. Last I die cut the tree with black cardstock and embossed green Rinea Foil.

How to Make Paper Christmas Trees

Once all of the pieces were cut I then proceeded to paint the cardboard and chipboard trees with green acrylic craft paint. Using Leap Frog and Moss Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist I then misted each tree. I wanted these trees to have light and dark areas. Not be a solid color. The Glimmer Mists helped me achieve the look I was going for in this project.

How to Make Paper Christmas Trees

When the Glimmer Mists had dried I started to assemble the trees. Laying them out on my work area I decided that I wanted varying heights. Using a hot glue gun I then adhered the trees together.

The Rinea Foil tree was attached to the black cardstock tree with white glue and then glued to the top of the other trees. I then cut a piece of the cardboard in a snow mound and sprayed it green with the Glimmer mists.

Using a brush I put the Fast’N Final Lightweight Spackling on the snow mound and on some of the trees to represent snow. Wanting the snow to be white I added white acrylic paint over the top. While the paint was still wet I sprinkled with fine clear glitter.

How to Make Paper Christmas Trees

Gluing the embossed copper Rinea Foil to a piece of white cardstock and then used a star punch to get the three stars. These stars were glued with hot glue.

The red swirls were punched out of the Red embossed Rinea foil. Because the punch was so tiny and the paper so delicate I laid a piece of text weight paper under the foil and then punched the shape. Doing so gave me a cleaner punch. Using my embelli jelli tool I picked up the swirls and dipped into a liquid glue and placed on the tree.

For the stand on the back of the tree. Folded a couple pieces of cardboard and glued with hot glue. Held in place for a moment with a close pin. Then glued to the back of the trees.

How to Make Paper Christmas Trees

These little trees turned out super cute and will be perfect for my little scene.

How to Make Paper Christmas Trees

Now that you know How to Make Paper Christmas Trees, how many will you make? Share your projects with me. Tag me with #lindaisrael in your work, I want to see what you make. Feel free to ask questions, I’m happy to help.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

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