Monday 20 September 2021

Change is beautiful by Linda Pearson



Hi there Bee Arters!  For this entry I have included lots of die cut elements along with a beautiful butterfly embossed image that glistens from the amazing Colour Blast inks and mica powders.  Unfortunately photos don't show just how gorgeous these products can look.  I hope you give the Bee Arty Mica Powders a try, they are a very versatile product.

White Cardstock 350gsm
Craft Powder Spoon
Archival Ink Pad Jet Black
Versamark Stamp pad translucent
Colour artist inks
Mica powder
Serendipity clear stamp set
Flowers Metal Die
Frame Metal Die
black and white stripe paper (offcut strips)  – Electric Dreams Mini Collection designed by Tanya Froud and Elisa Ablett
Butterfly Effect metal die
Memories red rubber stamp set - Love and Grace designed by Michelle Grant Designs
Black and white paint pens
Black Archival Ink Pad
Paint colours used: Dina Wakely Carnation, Ocean, Lemon, Lime and black
Black cardstock



Gesso, White - cover journal page with 2 coats of gesso.  N.B. the colour on this page is left over paint from another page.  Dry off.



Roughly and loosely draw out ‘cross like’ lines with small amounts of paint (pink and blue) and small paint brush.  Could add some white to add more depth of colour. 

Add organic lines using small amounts of black paint and credit card or palette knife through the paint.  Add some black ‘splotches’ on several spots on the cross and to top and bottom edges with a small brush (loose strokes). Add some watery paint (Lime and Lemon) loosely along the painted areas.  Dry off.

Using the Memories red rubber stamp set and black archival ink stamp randomly around the painted sections, leaving as much white space as possible.

Add splatters of purple paint, lime and lemon.


Tear small strips of black and white stripe paper, then adhere small strips along the painted cross sections across the page.  Dry off.




Close up images showing detailing of the painted sections and stamping.  With a white paint pen add dots to the black ‘splotches’ of paint and blending in with the paper off cuts.




In a paint well add the Colour artist inks (Grass and Citrus), add a couple of scoops of (cool mint and sunshine) Mica powder  mix thoroughly.  

Emboss (Versamark Stamp pad translucent) the butterfly (Serendipity clear stamp set) onto White Cardstock 350gsm, sprinkle Royalty Embossing powder then set with heat gun. 

Use a small paint brush to carefully add the two artist ink mixes to colour the butterfly.



Spread left over Colour artist inks a sheet of White Cardstock 350gsm.  Drip some of the green ink on the page.   Allow to dry.

Prepare the elements for detailing page. 

Run the coloured cardstock through a die cut machine cutting several shapes (Butterfly Effect metal die.

Run the (Flowers Metal Die and Frame Metal Die).

Add some detailing to the leaves, butterflies and flowers with coloured paint pen.



Adhere all the elements to the page, draw a border around the edge of the page to complete.

I hope you find some inspiration from this journal page and look forward to another blog soon.  Add the sentiment to the page with black paint pen.

Cheers from Linda Pearson


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