Sunday, June 12, 2011

Frosted Designs Show me Sunday...

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 had a heap leftover, perfect for another project.

Next is to decide where you would 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 my 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 the rub-on and rubbed it on.

The finishing touch is putting it in the frame.  I used the glass behind my paper with my butter flies 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!  :)


  1. That is absolutely AMAZING! I think I'll definitely be making one soon! I have the Tim Holtz butterly die, might save some time because you could punch out a whole whack of them all at once ;) tfs!!

  2. That's beautiful. It would make a lovely housewarming gift.

  3. stunning. i love this. so creative..
    i may need to try this type of color scheme on a project.

  4. WOW WOW WOW WOW WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!! This is AMAZING!!! I am gonna have to lift this idea!!! Just AMAZING! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  5. Way Cool! Love RAINBOW Colors! It really is amazing!

  6. This is awesome!!! I'm so copying this idea! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  7. LOVEEEEEE THIS! So gorgeous!


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