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Butterfly beauty

The vast majority of my colouring is done with Copic markers, I’ve played with coloured pencils a few times (though I have to be in a particularly patient mood as those take forever to do), and then there are the occasional ones where coloured stamping takes centre stage.

Apparently I made no notes whatsoever when I made this piece, or if I did they were overlooked when I was transferring them to the computer and are now lost in the depths of an old notepad.

So, what did I use? The main butterflies were created using a stamping positioner, applying patches of colour to the stamp using Distress Oxide ink pads, stamping, and repeating. Then they were softly outlined with charcoal, with a finer black outline added with a brush and ink.

Rather than add a sentiment, I kept it simple and just mounted it onto a plain white card base.


  • stamps:
    Concord & 9th – butterfly beauty
  • inks:
    Distress oxide inks
  • paper and card:
    Neenah solar white 216gsm
  • miscellaneous:
    charcoal pencil

This image was coloured in February 2019.

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