First I chose a nice neutral 12x12 paper to base my work on. I traced around the hoop to show where the edge would be.
Now a nice coat of Gesso and dry it with your heat tool.
Using my Bubble Stencil, I applied some texture in a few spots and dried it with my heat tool.
Instead of using texture paste, I used Pixie Sorbet Paint with my Blossom Stencil for texture!
Next I used my finger & rubbed in some Brick Stone Effects Paint around in the bubbles texture. Leave some spots thick to how off the awesome gritty texture the stone effects paints has!
Now I fill in the blank spots with some Glorious Colorations Spray, add a couple sprays of water to spread it out more, and dried it with my heat tool.
Now let's blend the reds in a little bit. I added drops of Indulgence Minx Shimmering Ink, and sprayed a little more water over the area.
The water helps thin the minx and helps spead the color.
Drying with a heat tool gives the watered down areas a super effect!
The shimmer from the minx is stunning!
For more interest I'm adding a few bits of print with a stamp and a black ink pad.
To match the wood title of my piece, I sprayed the lower parts of my butterflies with the Glorious spray as well.
I decide where the photo mat looks best, and add title, gluing them down with Fabri-tac glue.
Now, gather your embellishments and play around with where you want things to go! Glue them down with fabri-tac, too.
Now here's where you make everything look perfectly finished....Add some 3D gel paste in a few spots and add black micro beads!
Last but not least, I like to add some tiny splatters of a couple of the paints I used.
All done! Hope you enjoyed the process and are inspired to try it out yourself!!