Oh, and thanks to Jen Mattot for the fabulous inspiration.
I taped down a piece of heavy watercolor paper to start. On some old dictionary pages I stamped the Butterfly Specimens in archival ink.
I added some great color with Gelatos and water.
Once everything was dry I painted over the entire page with bees wax, let it set and stamped the Gossamer Butterfly on top of the set wax.
I attached some burlap string (May Arts) to the page before I painted on the wax. It created an awesome texture!!
And I was quite surprised by how well you could see the color and the stamping under the layer of wax.
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