Butterflies from the Bin!

 Just finished another page in Create This Book, the prompt for this one was "Create a page of garbage", so I decided to see what I could do with the contents of my craft room rubbish bins - luckily, I'd been eating a few sweeties in there over the festive period ...

I started by creating a background with water-soluble crayons, then cut out a whole load of butterfly shapes from the paper scraps. Fortunately, they all stuck to the background with a glue stick, then I added some colour and scribbly outlines and details. Struggled a bit to find pens which would work on the slightly waxy background and the shiny surface of some of the butterflies, but good old Posca paint pens saved the day in the end. 

To me, butterflies area symbol of transformation and transition, so this represents the idea of turning trash into treasure instead of chucking it into landfill. 

If you would like to watch my process, click here for the You Tube video.

Thanks for visiting me today, see you again soon.

Annie xo