Butterflies are strong metaphors for Spring, re-birth, new life.
I gave a portrait from a magazine new life as the background for this piece. I was drawn to it because of the flaming hair! I altered the paper with CitraSolv, sandpaper, and thin, watery gesso (over the features). Here's the altered paper:
When the gesso was dry and the paper flattened, I adhered 5 paper butterflies in a strategic placement, as well as a tissue flower I cut from gift wrap...see it in the lower right corner. As a final step, I added a few acrylic paint accents.
|Another ode to Spring!|