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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Guest Post - A Flight of Butterflies by Shilpa Nagaonkar

It is my great pleasue to welcome another of our Guest BloggingTeam, this time all the way from India we have Shilpa who creates some beautiful and colourful artwork.  Her first post this week features the Just Butterflies stamp set, I know you will love this project.

Hello Everyone, I am super excited to be Guest Designer at Chocolate Baroque this month. For my first project I've Altered Wooden Plaque. I am in love with this Chocolate Baroque Just Butterflies stamp set. It has very beautiful and detail designed butterfly images.

  • This is a mixed media piece, so to start with I applied primary coat of white gesso to my plaque. When it dried completely, I applied Finnabair Platinum Crackle paste through Prima Turkish Grunge stencil, let it dry completely to get best crackle effect.
  • Next I applied Tim Holtz Distress paints Wilted Violet and Peacock feather randomly on the surface, spritzed water to let color move around. When I satisfied with colors, I dried the surface with heat tool. For more texture I stamped with Chocolate Baroque Abstract Fragment stamp and Azure Staz on ink. And my background was ready.
  • Next I stamped Butterflies with Versa Mark ink, used clear embossing powder and heat set it. I've used Sakura watercolor markers to color them.
  • Lastly I arranged window, flowers, Butterflies, hearts crystals, "Journey" word on the plaque.

If you liked my first post and project here..let me know, thanks so much for stopping by today.
See you next week!


This is a wonderful project Shilpa, thank you so much for your first design, we look forward to seeing what you have in store for us over the next couple of weeks.


  1. Your project is beautiful, Shilpa. Love your colour choice and the background texture
    Julie x

  2. This is really pretty Shilpa and I love the colours and texture. The butterflies are beautifully coloured, and together with the flowers, window, sentiment and crystals make a fabulous finished plaque. x

  3. Looks so great Shilpa! And made in two of my favorite colours...

  4. Hello Shilpa and how lovely to see you here with such a beautiful plaque. the butterflies and colours are wonderful and the littlw window embellishment is lovely, Kate x

  5. this is beautiful love the colours

  6. stunning colours Shilpa - beautiful work! Hugs rachel x

  7. This is lovely Shilpa, beautiful dreamy colors!

  8. It's gorgeous, I love the colours and the texture, bet it's even better in 'real life'.

  9. This is so pretty, love your colours.

  10. This is gorgeous Shilpa I love the colours and who can resist those wonderful butterflies.
    Sue xx

  11. A beautiful project Shilpa, lovely dreamy colours, and who can resist butterflies? Judith xx

  12. Really lovely piece Shilpa! Lots of gorgeous texture and stunning colours and as Judith says, who can resist butterflies........definitely not me ;-)!

    Lesley Xx


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