3D Butterfly Art
When people ask how I am and what have I been up too, I say stuff like, "well to today I cut out 100's of little butterflies."
A couple of weeks ago I started this project and had no idea how it would end up. It takes a lot of time to do a project like this. But it's my time and I'm lucky enough to have lots of time on my hands so I guess it's cool. I get lost in stuff like this, it takes me to my happy place.
|I got these canvas at Target in the $2 bins.|
|I had the black paint out to touch up french doors, so I swiped some back paint on both.|
|Super quick and easy.|
|I had an idea to make these huge 3D butterflies that I spied on Martha Stewart a while back. I started to print out the templates and quickly ran out of ink. Bummer. I had a few good butterflies the printed out nicely. After I cut out the butterflies, I glued them onto to black card stock with spray mount.|
|Here I am sticking the butterfly into place on the card stock.|
|After they dried, I cut the butterflies out again. This project required a lot of cutting.|
|I had picked up a couple sheets of scrapbook paper that were covered with butterflies, so I cut those up too. Because the I had 2 sheets, now I had 2 of each butterfly. This is how I get the 3D effect.|
|I used foam dots to adhere the butterflies to the black canvas.|
|Randomly, I placed the butterflies on the canvas. To get the 3D effect, I just placed two on top of each other, using the foam dots in the center of the body. Then , I bent the wings up on the top butterfly.|
Here's the finished project. A little whimsy to add to our lives.