Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Butterfly Dreams Mixed Media Canvas With Peony Wreath

Good Morning!  I hope you're all having a great week so far!  I have a fun project to present to you.  I actually dreamed about this, one day last week after going to bed for only a few hours.... and gasp I got up early and started creating what I remembered from my dream.  Maybe it wasn't dream, I did ask God for some really big inspiration and to create something that I had never seen before.  I did make a trip to the dollar store for two items, the wreath and the frame mid-way through, but got started on the project until they opened.   I don't think of myself as a mixed media artist, but I think this came out great as I used items I love.  When I was a young adult I  used to make wreaths and thought of myself as the hot glue gun queen so I thought it was only fitting to incorporate my love of God, Flowers, Stamping, and Wreaths in one project.   I hope you love it... I do!

Butterfly Dreams Mixed Media Canvas With Peony Wreath

Products used: 
Heartfelt Creations Fluttering Butterfly Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3824
Heartfelt Creations Fluttering Butterfly Die HCD1-7178
Heartfelt Creations Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3820
Heartfelt Creations Large Sweet Peony Die HCD1-7174
Heartfelt Creations Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3819
Heartfelt Creations Small Sweet Peony Die HCD1-7173
Heartfelt Creations Butterfly Dreams Border Die HCD1-7177
Heartfelt Creations 3D Floral Basics Mold HCFB1-464          
JoAnn Stores Super Value 12x12 Stretched Canvas
Georgia Pacific Smooth White 110# cards stock
Silver Metallic Card stock
Memento ink:  Lilac Posies, Angel Pink, Rose Bud, Dandelion, Pistachio, New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, tuxedo black
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Misc. floral sprigs
Jot 9 inch grapevine wreath
Jot Scripture Frame
Finnibar Mechanical Heart
Recollections Wood ephemera
BoBunny Misc Ephemera
Fun Stamper’s Journey:   Journey White Gesso
Deco Art Acrylic Paints:  Lt Turquoise, Taffeta Pink, Apple Red, Peacock Teal, Bright Salmon, White, Dioxazine Purple
Ceramacoat Acrylic Paint: Hippo grey
Ranger Dylusions Paint:  Crushed grape
US Art Supply Clear Gesso
Luquitex Gloss Gel Medium
Versamark Dazzle Ink
Recollection Fine White Embossing Powder
Ranger Texture Paste
Deco Art Metallic Lustre:  Champagne, Rose Gold, Turqouise, and Majestic Purple
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Purple Rain
Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain:  Picked Raspberry
Andy Skinner Mixed Media Stencil: Alphabet Spaghetti
Dylusions Stencil:  Diamond in the Rough
Hero Arts Stencils:  Soft Petals

1. Prep the canvas with white gesso and dry. 
2.  Add clusters of color in threes and blend.   
3.  Dry with a heat gun and prep with clear gesso.
4.  Add streaks of color where desired and dry.
5.  Apply texture paste in 3 areas over a stencil and dry with heat gun.
6. Spray tattered angels over the alphabet stencils.  Also spray bursts of distress stains where desired.
7.  Add Deco Art Metallic lustre where desired. 
8.  Apply Versa mark over diamond stencil and sprinkle area with embossing powder. Lift stencil then heat emboss area. 
9.  Seal project with Krylon Clear matte spray.

1. Prep with white gesso. 
2.   apply grey hippo paint to desired areas.  Then add white paint .  Add Metallic lustre where desired. 
3.  With fine paint brush add grey hippo paint to the imprinted to words to make them pop. 

1.  Prep with white gesso and dry thoroughly.
2.  Hot glue the frame to the wreath.
3. Hot glue the wreath in an offset manner onto the canvas and hold firmly until glue sets. 
4.  Stamp and die cut one side facing butterfly with the Memento Tuxedo black ink from white paper and color with alcohol markers or medium of choice. 
5.  Die cut one side facing butterfly from silver metallic card stock.
7. Glue the body of the two butterflies together but not the wings. 
8.  Curl the wings of the colored image with a pen or stylus to give it shape and dimension.
9.  Add one small chipboard square (cereal box) to each wing so you have something firm to attach the butterly to the wreath.  
10 Hot glue the Top wing to upper left of wreath to position of choice. 
11.  start to make your flowers and arrangement. 

How to make Heartfelt Creations Peony Flowers:
I always suggest watching the Heart Felt Creations videos for inspirations:
1.  I stamp one page of the Large Peony stamp set (8.5x11) and another with the small peony stamp set to ensure I have enough for more than one project.  I use another sheet for the foliage that goes with both set. 
2.  Stamp with Lilac posies for the flowers and Pistachio for the leaves and die cut.
3. Add rose bud to the outer areas and add Angel pink to the inner petal and under the petals as they will be visible when you shape the flower. 
4.  Add the petals to the 3D Floral Basics Shaping mold.  You can general layer them 3 deep.  Mist them and run them through your die cutting machine per mfr suggestions
5.  Shape your bottom layers with an 8 mm stylus and off set them and glue them.  I typically start with the stamped area face down, so you see the stamped image as it curls up.  Then you cup the 2 smaller layers offsetting them to make the bud or inner layers and glue them inside the larger areas. 
6.  Repeat this process with the smaller layers but user smaller stylus as needed  If you want to make only a bud and have some wired you can use your smaller petals and used poker tool and run a stamen through and secure with hot glue.
7.  The leaves I finish inking with New Sprout and then run an 8mm stylus over them to give them dimension. 
8.  Adhere your larger peony flowers to the wreath first and then add the smaller to fill in the space. 
9.  Add your green leaves where needed to fill and then add sprigs of floral picks if desired. 
10. Spray entire project with Krylon Clear Matte Spray to seal it. 


  1. Really wish I could dream up something like this Joy - it's beautiful - Michelle x

    1. Michelle, It's not my ordinary dream that's for sure. Thanks for checking it out!
      Hugs, Joy

  2. Hi Joy, what a stunning project, love the frame and wreath on the canvas. Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

  3. WOW - That is stunning. Great dream!!! Or at least you have a wonderful guardian angel. Mine is deaf in one ear and stubborn. lol

    1. Lisa Lynn... usually I'm the deaf one. Thanks

  4. Fabulous mixed media canvas love all the elements,texture and great wreath
    Carol x

    1. Thanks for checking it out. Have a great week!
      Hugs, Joy

  5. Beautiful creation, lovely design! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Sherry DT/Admin for

  6. A stunning design with so many artsy details! Thanks so much for joining us at CTD!

    1. Thanks Wanda! This one stretched me that's for sure!
      Hugs, Joy

  7. Wow, what an awesome creation, love everything about it. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers for our 'Flowers' challenge.

    1. Thanks Glenda! I'm sure I will be seeing you soon over at Crafty Cardmakers. Have a great week!
      Hugs, Joy

  8. Beautiful work xx
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Dianne DT Member for

  9. Great work, love the wreath.
    Thank you for joining Creative Moments.
    Hugs from Africa!

  10. Beautiful canvas. The flowers are so beautiful. Thank you fr joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Judy DT

  11. What a fabulous canvas Joy. So many wonderful elements.
    Thank you for entering my Flower challenge at CCM.
    Hugs Kimx