Thursday, 7 June 2012

If butterflies could talk . . .

. . . I'm sure they would say "Leave room in your garden for fairies to dance".
To achieve a proper butterfly shape I printed one from the Internet and stuck it on some balsa wood, you could use chipboard or cardboard. I then cut it out and covered it with a canvas sheet, these are great for different sized projects as they cut easily and neatly. I then used some old patterned papers, paper punches and  oil pastels to make a colourful background. I printed the words on my computer and used some 7 Gypsies Conservatory stamps for accent details. Last but not least I thought it had been a while since Moon Girl came out to play. I gave her some acetate wings to make her more ethereal along with a sprinkling of gold glitter, then I covered the whole thing in a thin layer of beeswax and distressed it a little by scratching and stamping in the beeswax and applying some water soluble burnt umber oil paint and rubbing it off leaving it in the imprints of the wax. To age my string I wiped some brushed corduroy distress ink on it.

Don't forget this months challenge 'June Bug' click here for details, good luck!

Wishing you a very happy day, Sam xxx


  1. Fantastic, what a beautiful little hanging, Moon girl looks perfect nestled on the butterfly. xx

  2. what a lovely sentiment. love it.

  3. Gorgeous Wall hanging and I love the sentiment too. Hugs Rita xxx

  4. Beautiful wall hanging Sam, x

  5. I love your butterfly hanging Sam.
    xxx Hazel.


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