Wednesday 25 May 2016

2016 #10 Butterfly Trails{by Wanda Hentges}

2016 Topic 10: Doodles

Hi everyone!!! Wanda Hentges here. Tonight I'd like to share with you this panel for the Doodles theme. 

It's fun to doodle on a project!!! I seem to go in spurts - I'll be doing it on everything and then on nothing, although quite often my doodling is just adding a squiggle by an edge. With this as a topic I got to thinking about different ways to doodle and then had a good time incorporating a few of those ways into this piece. 

Step One: I began with a 5" x 7" Media Board (Ranger) and used a palette knife to put a thin layer of Grunge Paste over the canvas side of the board. The only thing I tried to do is not get it really thick, otherwise there were some spots without any Grunge Paste and the thickness is not completely even. While the paste was still wet I scribbled in it with the tip of a skewer. Once it was completely dry, I used a sanding block to smooth out any really rough spots, wiped it off with a damp cloth and painted over it with Sherbet

Step Two: After drying the paint, I used a stamp from EEV05, stamping it with Pink Peony ink. This was very subtle and even less noticeable after everything else was done but you do catch glimpses of it.


Step Three: Next I stamped the same image with Snowflake paint and dried it. I put a Fine Line Applicator top on a bottle of Bougainvillea and used this to add little dots (I think adding dots counts as doodling) in the grids of Snowflake stamping.

Step Four: To bring out the lines in the paste more (and just because glazing is fun to do), I mixed some Banana and Satin Glaze to use on the panel. I knew I didn't want it to sit long because that could tint the pink in the flat areas so I brushed it on and wiped it off immediately even taking a damp towel and wiping a bit harder to keep those areas pink. I must have rubbed too hard in a few spots where maybe I didn't have as much pink paint and it took it back to the Grunge Paste color but that just made it look like another layer... Bonus!!! 

Step Five: Instead of just using a pen around the edge (my first thought), I used a Finnabair Paint Brush (the silicone end) along with Little Black Dress to make marks. Each time I put paint on the brush I would make lines 2 or 3 times before putting on more paint which made some marks darker or more solid than others. 

Step Six: I used the sketchy petal shape from EEV02 along with Leaf Green ink to give some background and added dimension to the flower. With each inking of the stamp, I stamped 2-3 times being sure to get the darkest images between the petals of the flower.


Step Seven: To make the flower, I started by brayering a piece of Heavy Smoothy Card with Fresco Finish Paint. The colors are brayered in this order - Bougainvillea, Candy Floss, Caribbean Sea, Banana, Bougainvillea

Step Eight: I stamped (EEV09) the flower Petal 5 times and the circle for the center once with Archival Ink Jet Black and cut them out. To cut out the circle I used a 1" circle punch. I doodled inside the flower petals with a White Gel Pen and added Bougainvillea dots. In the circle I added White Gel Pen dots. The flower is attached to the panel with foam mounting tape. 


Step Nine: The words (EEV10) were stamped on a scrap of the brayered paper with Jet Black and embossed with Detail Black Powder, cut out, glued to black paper and cut out for a black border. The butterflies are punched from Heavy Smoothy. I first sponged Caribbean Sea along the outer wings and then lightly added some Candy Floss over that, glued them to the panel and added sticky-back pearls.


I really had fun making this and hope you are inspired to do some doodling!!! I can't wait to see what you make!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for following along!!!

Hi Wanda, lots of great doodling here. Your choice of doodle stamps fits perfectly with the scribbled background. It is great how that fades into the background while still retaining the interesting texture. ~Darcy

We would love to see how you interpret this Doodles topic by linking what you make to our 2016 Challenge #10: Doodles, on this page HERE.
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Helen said...

Beautiful doodling and scribbling

Kirsten said...

This is really lovely. The doodling & the texture look great.

Lauren Hatwell said...

You are a braver woman than I. I could NOT have covered up that gorgeous masterboard you made for the flower. It's absolutely stunning. That said the finished project is awesome and well worth the sacrifice. Great project Wanda. A welcome bit of sunshine. Lx

Craftyfield said...

Lots of great ideas, love the scribbles in the paste!

Anneke said...

Love your doodling, a fabulous project Wanda!

Miriam said...

This is lovely Wanda.... I love the scribbling

Julie Lee said...

What a wonderful project using such great stamps and such fun doodling. What I've loved about this theme so far is how different everyone's take has been on the doodling topic. There have been some incredibly individual and original projects. This one is no exception, Wanda. I love those petals so much and that fabulous background! xx

Hazel Agnew said...

A great project Wanda, xx

craftimamma said...

Love how you used all the stamps Wanda and such pretty colours on the gorgeous piece for the flower. Those petals are so pretty! Lovely piece.

Lesley Xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely stunning and so many wonderful textures and ideas, Wanda! Brilliant! I think everyone will want one of those fine line applicator tips now!

Lucy x

Etsuko said...

What a beautiful project Wanda! Fabulous doodling and the textures, love the pink colours too. xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Great piece Wander love it xx

Marci said...

This is beautiful! Thabk you for several great ideas.