Mixed Media – Rustic Butterfly Decor

Hello everyone, Jyotirmoy here to inspire you with a mixed media creation.

As you all know this month Itsy Bitsy is hosting a ‘Mixed Media Challenge’. Share images of your mixed media projects with #itsybitsymixedmedia2021 on social media platforms and join the contest! We are eagerly waiting to see your fabulous creations!

Step 1 : Take a paper mache shadow box and cut a corrugated sheet according to your design.

Step 2: Make an outline placing the pieces of corrugated sheets on the shadowbox.

Step 3: apply Little Birdie mixed media paste using Little Birdie stencil design resembling a brick wall.

Step 4: Next, stick the pieces of the corrugated sheet with Little Birdie heavy gel medium.

Step 5: Draw a butterfly on a paper and make a relief of butterfly with Little Birdie ‘Shape It’ epoxy clay.

Step 6: Thereafter, place the butterfly in the shadow box  using heavy gel medium and then apply Little Birdie Fibre paste and stone texture paste – Graphite Dust .

Step 7: In the next step, apply Little Birdie Grainy texture paste on the border of the shadow box.

Step 8: Apply a coat of Little Birdie black gesso on the entire project.

Step 9: Then using a sponge to apply chalk paint – Terracotta on the bricks and Snow white and Blue Spa on the rest of the border of the shadow box.

Step 10: Apply chalk paint – Terracotta on the on  textured portion around the butterfly and highlight it with chalk paint Kiwi Mojito.

Step 11:  Paint the butterfly with chalk paint Sailing Sky, Indigo Rush and  tinted metallic paint – Golden Glaze and finally use Little Birdie heat embossing paste – Avocado Smoothie on the part where stone texture paste is applied to represent moss.

Step 12. Your mixed media project is ready!

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