Sunday, 2 March 2014

Rosebuds and Butterflies by Lynne Moncrieff


When I was playing with paperclay and the Martha Stewart Garden Mold for last Sunday’s project I continued using the paperclay, this time with a different mould, creating a bouquet of shabby roses to decorate the wooden frame included in the IndigoBlu Slap It On Kit.



WOW Shabby Roses Mould
Martha Stewart Garden Mold (small butterfly)
IndigoBlu Slap It On Kit (wooden picture frame)
Martha Stewart Summer Linen, Porcelain Doll and Putty



To cover the IndigoBlu frame I needed 22 shabby roses using WOW Shabby Roses Mould. 

I also made 3 small butterflies from the Martha Stewart Garden Mold.

The shabby roses are quite dense so I decided to leave them for 3 clear drying days. The manufacturing instructions for the Creative Paperclay recommends 1-3 days, depending on thickness of items.

For the frame I applied Gesso followed with the various paints listed. Some of the paints were dry brushed onto the picture frame.

Once the roses were dry I painted them with Vintage Lace. For the butterflies I only applied a light coat of Gesso.

I would advise you to plan the placement of the roses. I used Gel Medium and also silicone glue. I didn’t want the roses to all lie flat against the wood, I liked the idea of some overlapping and for the roses to face in different directions.

The three butterflies are seen fluttering amongst the roses.


This would look equally pretty framing a mirror.


Until next week, 




  1. What a lovely shabby chic frame, Lynne.

  2. I will tell you that the image is stunning, but that frame with the roses is incredible! What a gorgeous project! Love it!

  3. this is stunning - love this to bits Lynne - will be needing to get this mould - fabulous. Which paperclay do you use? Rachel xx

    1. Hi Rachel,

      It's the Creative Paperclay linked to in the post. HTH.

  4. Oh my!! Those roses AND butterflies are divine Lynne and you have arranged them beautifully! You made them all perfectly. It must have been difficult to wait 3 days. Happy Sunday! Nicola x

  5. Stunning project Lynne. The roses are beautiful and perfectly finished. The butterflies just set the scene. TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

  6. Gorgeous frame Lynne, Those clay roses are perfect...Love the butterflies too...paired with this beautiful image ...simply fabulous work...Hugs May x x x

  7. What a stunner this is Lynne and would look so beautiful sitting on a dressing table.
    Julie xx

  8. I love this, Lynne! You have really inspired me to start making some embellishments using Paper Clay. It looks just fabulous! Julie Ann xxx

  9. Such beautiful work with the moulds... very excited as I've just put in an order for something similar, so thank you so much for the well-timed inspiration.
    Alison x

  10. Gorgeous Lynne, I had to go check out all your links as this is most fascinating how you made it! ~Diane

  11. Beautiful frame Lynne, love those moulded roses x

  12. Well this is just gorgeous, the roses are beautiful and beautifully arranged, love the added butterflies, thanks for sharing

  13. A beautiful frame.
    xxx Hazel.

  14. Really gorgeous Lynne and the roses are totally amazing.

  15. Wow, these moulded roses and butterflies are great, what a fabulous frame you have made Lynne!!! xx

  16. How beautiful! The butterflies were a lovely surprise in the gorgeous flowers.


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