Sunday, March 28, 2010

Butterfly Trio

It was time to add some color to our world... but the budget was zero.

So, I assembled some things from around the house:

  • 3 black frames, they've formerly been the toile trio, and the heart art trio
  • Paper from my stash of papers, I'm rather addicted to paper
  • 3M dimensional mounting squares
  • scissors
 First, I simply removed the toile fabric from the frames. Then I found a paper that I wanted to work with, keeping spring colors in mind.


As luck would, have it, the reverse of this paper was a fun lilac pattern, put the two together and I knew exactly what I was going to do.

Cut 3 squares of the lilac paper to fit the frames.


Cut out the butterflies and then silhouette them.


Next, put the lilac paper into the frames, I decided to apply the butterflies to the paper once they were in the frames so that the butterflies could overlap the edges of the frames.

And to help the 8 squares of foam mounting pieces I had, I cut each of them into quarters.


I simply applied the squares to the backs of the butterflies, sometimes stacking them so that the various butterflies would be at different depths.


And here is the finished butterfly trio:




This is the 3rd life for these little frames, not bad for $7.50... and this project, using supplies I already had on hand, cost me nothing!

7 comments:

  1. This is so cute! Perfect for spring.

    I'm hosting a giveaway and I'd love it if you stopped by my blog!

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  2. That is so fun! I love those frames!

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  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave.com in the Handcraft category today [29 Mar 03:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  4. Really like the 3-d effects on those. Very original. Hope you'll drop by and see our lavender fantasy bath. -- Jane F.

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  5. THIS IS JUSY SO PRETTY, DRAMATIC, YET WITH A TOUCH OF SOFTNESS, AND I LOVE BUTTERFILES!~ YOUR BUTTERFLY ART IS A VERY CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE IDEA!

    DO POP OVER FOR A VISIT!

    CHEERS FROM WANDA lEE @ THE PLUMED PEN

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  6. I have been collecting butterfly art/decor (in the case I ever get lucky and have a baby girl) and I LOVE these...thanks for sharing!

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