SHOW ME SUNDAY BY: Lydia

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Hi Everyone! Lydia here for Frosted Designs Show Me Sunday tutorial. This week I have a butterfly home decor project for you. I saw a piece of art like this somewhere but never could remember where so I decided to make my own. (and because I can't remember, I can't give credit to the original creator) This project only took me a couple hours from start to finish.

To make your butterfly project only requires a few supplies. A butterfly punch, paint samples, glue, 1 sheet of 8x10 white cardstock, a rub-on, and a frame.


I decided to go with a rainbow theme for my butterflies but this project would be just as stunning with a monochromatic color scheme. First step is to punch and punch and punch butterflies. I ended up with heaps of leftovers, perfect for another project.



Next is to decide where you'd like your butterflies placed. I chose to make mine into a flying, arching rainbow of sorts. I drew my pattern out on a paper first and then used it as my template to place my butterflies. I glued down the butterflies in just their middles so it would look like they were actually flying off the page.


When I had my basic pattern filled in, I added butterflies to the outside edges so I could widen my arch just a touch. I decided where I wanted my rub-on and rubbed it on.


The finishing touch is putting it in the frame. I used the glass behind my paper with my butterflies so it would give it more stability and also let the butterflies "fly" without being smashed. If you wanted to, you could spray a little glimmer mist on them to give them a little shine as the paint chips are quite flat.

Here is the end result.



Its a simple yet beautiful piece of art. I think I'll be making another one soon. I'd love to see your projects as well. Thanks for stopping by Frosted Designs. Have a crafty week!! :)

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23 Responses to “SHOW ME SUNDAY BY: Lydia”

Lisa said...

gorgeous art!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I love this! There are so many possibilities!!!

Sparksgal said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

mforquer said...

Oh my gosh!!! WHAT A FABULOUS IDEA!!! I LOVE this!
hugs,
M

Amy said...

This is just beautiful! What a great project! TFS! Amy :)

Debbie said...

This is beautiful!!! Most have taken you a long time to punch out all of those butterflies!

debbiebakk said...

This is beautiful- I think I will have tp lift this idea and make myself one thanks for great tutorial

Ruby Taylor said...

Beautiful!!! TFS!!!

Poppit said...

Simply beautiful!

Tulip Scrapper said...

Stunning! TFS.

Steffanie said...

Oh my gosh! What a fabulous idea to use paint swatches! I'm SO going to have to try this!

AJoy said...

Beautiful! Love that you used paint strip samples!

April
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CraftyGirl said...

Lydia... this is stunning! I might just have to make one for my daughter's room! She fell in love with it when she saw it!!

barb :)

**Treefrog** said...

Gorgeous! What a beautiful gift this would make or even a craft for the kids to do to keep them busy over the summer and then put away for a teachers gift during the year! Thanks for the inspiration!
((Hugs)) Theresa

Mel said...

That is so cute, and so easy to do. We are in the process of picking new colors for our house, so we are going to have a lot of paint chips left over, now I know how to reuse them without feeling guilty for throwing them away. Thanks for this awesome idea!!!

wintam said...

gorgeous!

Roberta: Mother of 3 said...

Wow! This is so beautiful, summery, and inexpensive!!! This would be a great gift for a high school graduate, too! I have always wondered if those paint cards could be used somehow! Do you think a monochromatic look would be pretty, with the butterflies changing from pale to richer colors, say of green? Thanks, Roberta

Teresa Jaye said...

WOW this is absolutely beautiful!

Wanda H said...

I absolutely love this!!!!

ELLEN said...

That is so beautiful! I've been punching butterflies from tiny scraps of cardstock and saving them, not sure what I would do, but now I think I know! Thanks for sharing this project with us.

Sonia said...

Hi!
Totally Gorgeous Creation!.. Long time ago I start to collect this pain chips. I have different size and colours... of course I used for some things for cards of layouts.
Thanks for the great tutorial.
-Sony

Nikki said...

Loved this so much, I linked my version to your post as well. Here is my attempt:
http://coffeecole.tumblr.com/post/19869651694/handmade-butterfly-canvas
Take care!
Nikki

Anonymous said...

I'm going to do this as a gift to my daughter at her graduation party. I plan on having all guest write a message on the butterfly and assembly it as the messages are wrote. At the end of the party she will have a beautiful piece of art for her college dorm! Thank you!