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Friday 6 October 2023

Creative Artiste #98 October 2023

Grief affects everyone differently. I find myself just wanting to hide away since my wonderful brother was so cruelly, and suddenly, snatched from us. I have very little interest in all the things I previously enjoyed. However, I did manage to create something personal this past week ....

  ....Welcome to a new challenge at

Creative Artiste is a monthly challenge blog for everyone who likes to mix their media. So, as long as you like to use various mediums on your creations, we'd love to see you enter the challenge.
A big Thank You to everyone who entered the challenge last month. Your projects were all fabulous and our winners have been announced on the blog.
Our theme is always
"Anything Mixed Media Goes"
We have opportunities to be a Guest Designer for all our winners.

I have not been in the mood to do any crafting lately but I did want to sort out a photo frame to display a picture of my beloved brother. This is the result.

I wanted something in masculine colours but couldn't find anything in the shops I liked.

Then, my wonderful friend Pam sent me a beautiful glass butterfly in memory of my brother and that became my inspiration for this frame. Thank you Pam!

I started with a plain white wooden frame. The frame measures 6"x 8" (15 x 20cms). I deliberately crinkled strips of tissue paper and stuck it onto the frame with matt Mod Podge to create texture. Then I painted it all with DecoArt Dark Chocolate acrylic. Once dry, I gave it a coat of Weathered Wood and applied a top coat of grey acrylic to create the crackle.

I created the butterflies from clear resin. I used Prima's Mecha Moth and Artyco Crafts Steampunk Butterflies moulds. 

To colour the butterflies I added some sprinkles of Ultra Marine, Turquoise and White Brushos to the moulds before pouring the resin. When they were dry I coated the backs of the butterflies with a white Posca pen.

I shaped the wings before the resin had completely set to give more dimension around the frame. I attached the butterflies with Prima's Heavy Body Gel.

Now I have a lovely frame to display my treasured photo alongside the beautiful glass butterfly.

It's now your turn to have fun and create your mixed media projects. You can enter our challenge as many times as you like. A full list of the rules is on the challenge blog. For more inspiration please visit the Creative Artiste Challenge Blog to see the fabulous mixed media projects created by our multi talented team.
Remember to have fun crafting and enter your "Anything Mixed Media Goes" creations in our 
October challenge. 

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