Bev’s dragonfly…

dragonfly_colored pencilsBev’s daughter, Wendy, asked me to create a dragonfly in Bev’s memory. It was my honor to work on this piece! I have to thank the Frugal Crafter (Lindsay Weirch) for supplying the beautiful digital stamp of the dragonfly. It is part of her digital collection called Winged Things. I actually followed a tutorial by Lindsay to color the dragonfly with Prismacolor colored pencils.

Butterfly Canvas

Butterfly CanvasThe background for this mixed-media canvas was done with Faber-Castell Gelatos. Art Impressions Chicken Wire was lightly stamped on the background with My Favorite Things Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. Modeling paste was applied to the canvas through The Crafter’s Workshop, Balzer Designs Mini Tiny Circles stencil.

The butterflies were cut out of 140 lb. Strathmore watercolor paper with an EK Success Butterfly punch. The coloring of the butterflies was done with Derwent Inktense pencils and a mixture of water and Ranger Perfect Pearls.

This canvas was inspired by a Jill Foster You Tube video.