Thursday, January 12, 2012

BUTTERFLY JOURNAL PAGE

BUTTERFLY JOURNAL PAGE

Actual Wings of a Butterfly

If you look very closely, you’ll see that the two ladies in this journal page are actually created with butterfly wings! I found them glued to a sheet of paper at the flea market about ten years ago and kept them in my stash for a future use.

Close-up Detail

Since I started my art journal this year, I knew that now was the time and place for them to take a stand in my artwork. I had to pull them off of the worn out paper they were glued to and reglue them to my journal page. It wasn’t easy since they are so delicate. The time and patience someone took in creating these two figures is amazing.

I used a marker to outline the figures and added a bit of a background with a stencil and markers. I wanted to keep the rest as simple as possible since there is so much detail in those tiny wings.

Another Close-up of Wings on Body

I wonder about the butterflies. Were they found in someone’s garden, extinguished of life and waiting to go through a metamorphous once again? I will never know but I do enjoy the beauties they have become.

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14 comments:

  1. You sure are one clever lady!

    Nice to think that you 'rescued' those butterflies and gave them some new life.

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  2. Ingenious! (And the comments are working, too.)

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  3. Trish Jan 13, 2012 5:26AM
    You have gone and done it again. Marvelous!

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  4. This is really an ingeneous way to use the wings Cher - lovely.

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  5. Something to make it goes through.

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  6. An exquistie way to take nature's beauties and turn them into art.

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  7. the profile's caught my eye on my following site. they stand on their own. and then the use of the wings, diane took the word from me, exquisite cheryl. it is so wonderful and amazing how the arts have overlapped and that you brought your own to fruition!

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  8. Hi Cheryl your journal page are gorgeous, love you butterflies women they are so creatively done, Cheryl it's a online workshop with embroidery I participates in, Karen Ruane makes wonderful embroideries and she is a great teacher, her blog is http://www.karenruane.blogspot.com/
    Have a nice weekend.
    Anni

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  9. What a lovely journal page ... and I admire ~ and honor ~ your thoughtfulness and consideration for the wings that you used to create such a lovely page. :)

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  10. I'm a bit late getting here today, but I sure like what you are doing. Your art journal is going to be wonderful, and this is a great beginning.

    Like you, I wonder about the butterflies and how they came to be part of someone's art. Now they have continued their journey by being in your journal. I would say they have evolved even further and been brought back into the light. Very nice way to bring them back!

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  11. Cheryl your imagination and creativity just thrills me.I adore butterflies,they feel like art..I love wings and the whole mystery of them..
    Your butterfly journal is awesome like you..
    Thanks for sharing.Always such a pleasure visiting your inspirational blog.
    Hugs,Laura.xoxx

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  12. What a great way to use them, so delicate and so elegant!!!!

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