‘Free’ Mixed-Media Butterfly Canvas

This small black 4″x 4″canvas is one of my many “tried to do something on here but it didn’t work'” canvases that I have lying around.  Today it got a make-over. First, I covered it with a thin layer of fiber paste.

Taking this pretty silk butterfly, I gently removed the wings.

I brushed fiber paste on the backs of the wings and adhered them to the wet canvas and let it dry.

Meanwhile, I found the perfect word.

Then some Titan Buff acrylic was lightly brushed all over the canvas.

Then some Burnt Sienna and Raw Umber was brushed around the edges.

Then I left it alone! I tend to overdo things like this so I just took some pictures and walked away.

Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend.  Thank you for coming by to see my art!


Music: ‘Angel Eyes” by Tommy Flanagan


  1. I wish my wings would set me free~
    Pretty Scarlett @>—————
    My thyroid(the butterfly gland) is too fast right now.
    Freedom for me would be sleep, lots of art and
    the freshness of outdoors~

  2. So simply beautiful, just like nature. I like the music too! I hope this finds you and your family well. Hugs.

  3. At MY age, just learning, slowly, to appreciate the beauty of mixed media. This is a big stop forward. You know the addiction is taking hold when you can actually imagine yourself doing something like this. Bravo, Scarlett

  4. This is gorgeous Scarlett! I am so loving altered/mixed media art right now, your canvas just rocks!

  5. Very pretty!

  6. Beautiful as always!

  7. Beautiful remake on this Scarlett!!! Love how it turned out!!! ~Sophia

  8. I love your art and the soulful music that always accompanies it. 🙂

    thanks for stopping by my blog. Your comment was sweet. 🙂

  9. holly osborn

    I come by to see your art every time you post something my sweet girl
    some times I simply have no words , you are amazing !!!
    Love You!!!
    Aunt holly

  10. Hi Scarlett .. just lovely – have a happy first weekend in May – cheers Hilary

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