Friday, 19 July 2013

ENJOY THE JOURNEY



...hello everyone, today i'm sharing with you a wall hanging that I've made using mainly  DecoArt  products, I hope you like...



...the base is a flat canvas which was given a good coating of Traditions Acrylic, once dry more colour was randomly added...

 
 
...once all the paint was dry I used a heart stencil and DecoArts texture stucco to create some wings...
 
 
...the wings were painted and given a slight crackle and just before dry a light sprinkle of glamour dust (I love this stuff!!)...


...I defined the edges of the wings with metalic lustre...


...the body and antenne was made with rusty wire...


...the wing nuts & fixings were given the Andy Skinner Time Worn touch...



...below are the DecoArt products used to create this piece...

 
...thank you for dropping by today...
XXX

 

26 comments:

  1. Morning Mel,
    Your wall hanging looks fab. Love the butterfly, great colour, and the rusty metal touches really add to the finish - I love it!! Linda xx

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  2. Great ideas on this hanging and the use of the rusty wire for the butterfly body is terrific.

    Love Chrissie x

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  3. I LOVE your butterfly, Mel! The rusty wire body is soooo lovely and the crackling turned out absolutely awesome! A piece of painted poetry I'd call it!

    Hugs.
    Claudia x

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  4. fabulous project mel...love how you created the beautiful butterfly with his rusty wire body and yes...yes...yes I love Glamour Dust too...have a great sunshiney weekend...hugs kath xxx

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  5. absolut amazinf art!I love all about it!

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  6. This is beautiful, love the contrast of those beautiful wings against the background! The textures you have created are gorgeous x hugs x

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  7. Fabulous wall hanging Mel, love the rusted metal and the butterfly if wonderful ! Sue C x

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  8. Wow, so much going on, on this piece! I love all the texture and beautiful colors! The twisted rusty wire is genius and such a wonderful addition to this piece! Well done!

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  9. Wow, Mel!! What a breathtaking canvas. Love the combination of the fresh colours and the rusty wire. Really stunning!! Have a nice weekend

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  10. love how you have used the Stucco Mel, in fact I love all of it!

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  11. Terrific project, loving all the textures, x

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  12. Hope i like it..... I LOVE IT this is AMAZING!!!!!!
    GREAT work Mel.
    Greetz Patricia

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  13. Spot on Mel, I love the body of the dragon fly and the crackle medium looks beautiful xx

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  14. Gorgeous hanging Mel, Love how you created the wings of the butterfly & it's body from rusty wire...AmAzing work.. Love the colours & the background is Fabulous...I too Love Glamour Dust...Have a great weekend... Hugs May x x x

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  15. Hi Mel, your hanging is fabulous, I really love the creative way you made that beautiful butterfly and I just adore that rusted wire body. Great background to the canvas too. Really beautiful work. Hugs, Anne x

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  16. Wow, that's a breathtaking creation, so many fantastic details and texture.

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  17. What a beautiful canvas! The bolts are a fantastic touch! Love the rusty wire and bits! Gorgeous butterfly too!

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  18. WOW!!! Stunning canvas! Love the use of the materials, such as the body of the butterflie and its wings with crackles, love the colours, it's beautiful!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Yvon xxx

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  19. Stunning canvas!!!

    This is so gorgeous...love all the details but especially the butterfly rusty wire body. It so suits this beautiful butterfly...and the contrast between the rusty wrapped wire and the beauty of the glamour dust is fabulous.d

    Sorry I have not been by like I used to...I have never got back into a routine after my surgery...DH had a heart attack last year and retired...I think he is still searching for his own routines as he seems to plan a lot of projects that involve lots of my time...lol...

    I do love to garden but DH does a lot of the work now...I deadhead, weed, prune and tie up plants...I did a few garden posts earlier in the year as DH did a big digging up and dividing project with one of our perennial beds...well he dug and I divided...hundreds of plants!

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  20. Oh wow! I hardly have words for this ... the texture is absolutely smashing, l love the colors and the wire as well as every other detail. A jewel ... I must get me some of these DecoArt products ... urgently :-D Suzanne x

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  21. Wow, your wall hanging is just spectacular - I love what you've achieved, the texture on the wings is beautiful and the delicate crackle glaze looks like real little veins - wonderful!

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  22. OMG! Your wall hanging is absolutely amazing! Its so creative with the wire and the texture! I hope you have a nice weekend!

    Love From Rebecca xx

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  23. What a stunning creation, Mel... I'm blown away by this one. The background is great, and the wiry body of the butterfly is inspired. As for those extraordinarily beautiful wings... wow! And I love the fixings in the corners too... completely brilliant altogether!
    Alison xx

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  24. what a stunning canvas, love the colours and texture and the wiry body of the butterfly and the rusty wing/nuts finish it off wonderfully :-)

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  25. So beautiful Mel. Love that textured butterfly and the detail on the canvas. Hope you and the family are all well. Hugs, Jenny x

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  26. You go girl!!! What a grand butterfly in such a gorgeous color!
    sandy

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...thankyou so much for taking the time to drop by my blog...I hope you like what you see...warm wishes...Mel :)