This week's challenge for Journal52 was to use a color swatch for inspiration. So I found a swatch of colors that I liked, choosing something that had some brightness and a spring-like feel to it. And I knew I wanted to use a bright new green acrylic paint I'd purchased recently. My ButterFly mixed media page was the result.

ButterFly Art Journal Mixed Media

Once I picked my colors, I decided I'd use some scrapbook paper on the page. So I flipped through one of my stacks and found one that had great colors to match. I didn't know what I was going to do with the paper at first, so I just started tearing it. The first large piece I had looked like a butterfly wing, so I knew this would become a butterfly on the page.

I scraped on and rolled on acrylic paints in the background, then I used mat medium to glue down my butterfly shapes. Then it was just a matter of adding some embellishments with paint and my Posca acrylic paint pens. I love how it turned out.