Butterfly Wings by Samantha Read


Hello! Today I'd like to share with you a really quick easy project, great for home decor or as a little gift.

 I find that as soon as Christmas and New Year celebrations are over I'm very much starting to look forward to Spring and just yesterday whilst out walking Poppy I found a Daffodil in full bloom! 
So Spring on my mind was my inspiration and quite a few of my Christmas gifts had butterflies on them!

What I did

I arranged and adhered together lolly sticks as shown, keeping the horizontal one separate. Using a Dinky butterfly stencil I applied Texture Sand Paste and then a couple of coats of gesso, paints and sprays, not forgetting the separate lolly stick - which I stamped the words directly on to and then glued in place.

I also stamped the leaves directly on to the lolly sticks, the butterfly I stamped on to white card before colouring and sticking in place, I did this just to keep the definition a little clearer because the butterfly is the focal piece.
Finishing touches include painting the stencilled butterflies with metallic silver paint and a coat of 3D Gloss Gel to add a sheen to the main butterfly. A ribbon and beads from my stash were optional depending on if or how to hang.

What I used

That's Crafty! Multi Surface Paints - I used Lavender, Teal and Metallic Silver
That's Crafty! Lustre Spray - I used Silver, Aqua and Lilac

Extras; ribbon and beads

I do hope you like it, thank you for looking and I wish you a very happy and creative 2019, Sam xx

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  1. I love it , the fence like look , and butterfly getting the first spring Sun sitting there, and Sam the hanger is so lovely with the pearls in matching colors . ������xx

  2. Absolutely beautiful Sam and just love the pretty colours and detail and of course, that gorgeous butterfly.
    Fliss xx

  3. This is so pretty Sam, it would be nice to think that Spring is on its way xx

  4. I just love your pretty wall handing Samantha, such a clever use for lolly sticks too! x


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