This was a fairly simple piece. I wanted to join the Use Your Stuff Challenge Blogs current challenge. The challenge was "metallic". I had remembered I had some cool metal words I had gotten off a scrapbooking lot on eBay.
And from there I came up with the idea to make the cover for one of my art journals.
Here is how I did it:
🐛 I first covered the chipboard cover with a layer of gesso.
🐛 After the gesso was dry, I painted it with white pearlescent paint.
🐛 Next, I got out my alcohol inks. I grabbed a dark blue and dark purple, along with a silver.
🐛 I cut a piece of felt and squirted a color on it and dabbed my cover all over. I did this with all three of my colors.
🐛 Next I did the same thing, but with an alcohol inks blending solution. This makes the colors run together.
🐛 After that was done, I turned to my chipboard butterfly and painted it metallic silver.
🐛 When everything was dry I glued it all in place.
I still have a few journals without done covers. I'd love any suggestions for something fun to try.