Monday, 8 February 2016

Love Is Like A Butterfly

I've made another journal page for the Art Journal Journey challenge, the theme is If The Music Be The Food Of Love.

The quote says "Love is like a butterfly, it goes where it pleases and it pleases wherever it goes".

I started by covering the pages with a pretty butterfly paper napkin,

I then added some pink and mauve acrylic paint with my finger.

I then glued a butterfly and some music that I'd cut out of tissue wrap and then I gave the pages a thin coat of gesso.

I stamped some circles, letters and dots with Versamagic chalk inks, the stamps that I used are Indigo Blu and PaperArtsy. I used a Stampendous die and stamp to die cut and stamp the butterflies out of patterned paper, I glued them to the page, I did the words on the computer. I gave the whole page a coat of Multi Matte Medium.

When the matte medium had dried I gave the butterflies and words a bit more colour and shading using Faber-Castell Pitt pens. I also added a bit of colour to the edges.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.


  1. An absolut amazing spread Hazel! Thank you for letting us know how you created it and thank you very much for another fantastic idea to the
    If Music Be The Food Of Love
    Enjoy the evening!

  2. Fantastic pages HAZEL; LOVE THE SOFT COLOURS; so beautiful! Thanks for your great support for AJJ, hugs, Valerie

  3. A stunning spread with so many things to admire

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Wow, gorgeous soft colours and beautiful butterflies, its a wonderful page.
    Yvonne xx

  5. I love how you made your gorgeous background. Well the whole piece is gorgeous today! :)

  6. Love the process and the end results are amazing ♡

  7. Thank you for hosting Art Journal Journey this month. It's always such fun to see everyone's work. One of my favorite things is butterflies and you have done such exquisite work on this pace. The softness in the colours really represents the butterfly .. love it. hugs, Donna

  8. Your butterflies are always beautiful Hazel. Gorgeous pages! xx

  9. Great to see the progress steps, it's a lovely gentle piece.

  10. Charming - love how some of the background butterflies are still hovering there, and the large tissue wrap butterfly makes a great focal image.
    Alison x

  11. Hazel, this is gorgeous. I love that it all started with a napkin.