Gradually I have been preparing for the arrival of my new paints, which are due to arrive on Friday. I really wish we had a professional art store near us, but we don’t. The closest is in Utah which is about 450 miles south of me. When I lived on the east coast, I became spoiled with everything I could every want or need within an hours drive. Living in a remote, rural community in the northern Rockies has it’s disadvantages.
Anyway, I trimmed away the damaged part of my butterfly painting and I had just enough of the remaining fabric to accommodate a second try. I wanted to enhance the background colors, so I utilized the few fabric paints I had left and I set to work repainting the background. I added more orange and pinks to the sky and I really like it. It has a stormy kind of feel.
Using the original drawing as my guide, I traced the butterflies onto tracing paper:
Using good, old-fashioned ingenuity, I flipped the paper over and re-traced all the butterflies using a charcoal pencil.
Once that was complete, I flipped it over onto my background fabric, aligned it to where I wanted the butterflies to be and I re-traced for a third and final time.
After lifting off the tracing paper, this is what I was left with:
Now I am ready for my new paints to arrive! I am so excited to begin again.