Friday, February 27, 2015

red with wings

The challenge for Mixed Media Mojo Challenge for the month of February is to make a project with red and with wings. I made two mini journal pages with red and butterflies. I also did a two page spread in my art journal. 

The red on the background was made with red mulberry ribbon. I used shiny finish mod podge to adhere it to the cardstock. I layered it to get texture. I sprayed it with gold shimmer paint because the mulberry ribbon had little gold flecks in it. I thought the gold sprayed paint would look good with it. The butterflies were stamped with black stazon onto white tissue paper. I colored the tissue paper with markers and used more mod podge to adhere them to the journal. After they dried, I outlined them with a gold sharpie marker. The pages still felt like it needed something. So I masked the butterflies and stamped the newspaper print over the background.


  1. This is so little and cute! What an awesome mini! Coloring on tissue paper is hard work but you did a wonderful design! Thanks for joining us at Mixed Media Mojo! ~Niki DT

  2. Love the gorgeous gold trim on the butterflies. Such rich color. So pretty! Glad you shared with us at Mixed Media Mojo!~kim

  3. Very pretty butterflies! Awesome job! Thanks for playing along with Mixed Media Mojo!!

  4. These are gorgeous MariLynn - so wonderfully dimensional and grungy, and the butterflies are absolutely outstandingly beautiful

  5. Awesome! Love the. Bright bold approach you took!