Metamorphosis is the challenge theme issued at Inspiration Avenue this week by my friend Stephanie. When I think of metamorphosis, I think change, especially changing from something plain or ugly into something beautiful and magnificent. The classic example would be a butterfly. But I'm an altered artist, and drawing is not my forte, so changing something ugly into something beautiful should probably include paper.
Although this is not the ugliest scrapbook paper I have altered,
it is definitely not my favorite design, either.
So after a bit of gesso, glazes, paint, ink, spray mist, and stenciling, the change took place (please click to enlarge)
and the metamorphosis occurred. You can see some of the original showing through, just to remind you that change can take place in the most unlikely places.
However, if you don't have any ugly scrapbook paper, a piece of white scrapbook or watercolor paper works just as well. Your background is born and begins its life ready to be cut into smaller pieces (click to enlarge). If you want to see step by step directions of how I've made others in the past, feel free to click here and here. Don't forget to join Stephanie and the others at Inspiration Avenue this week to see how others interpret this challenge.
If you are looking for my blog pick of the day, I placed it with my previous post along with some fabulous giveaways. Have a great weekend, everyone.