This is how it started out, it's really glossy, so I masked the two butterflies and gave the rest a good coat of gesso.
Added paint and lots of stenciling - I had to stand on a chair under the light to take this one lol.
Crackling - check, though it just looks shiny in the picture it is actually crackly IRL.
Original still showing - check - I used Pebeo making fluid to cover the butterflies and it stood up really well to all the paint then just rubbed off. I'm well pleased with this!
Book Pages - check. Darcy's butterflies are stamped on painted book pages, and so is the sentiment at the top.
I've really enjoyed this, but I must make sure that I've not gunked up February's page as I now need to get started on that.
Hope you like it, and thanks very much for looking x