Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Fly, Fly Away!

Now that the children are back at school, It's been wonderful finding some free (and quiet) time to myself. It's only been 2 days, but I have managed to create some more wall art for the house. This time for the powder room.

I still had the butterfly pattern I used for a triptych for my niece a few years ago, but I wanted to create something that looked like a specimen case. I have seen quite a few various different approaches to making this using a butterfly punch, but since I already had a pattern, I went about cutting out the butterflies by hand.

These are the original canvases I created for my Niece 2 years ago:

...and this is the one which took me about 4 hours and cost less than $30 (frame included):

I still need to add some small padded double sided tape to under the wings to keep them raised, so hopefully I'll get a chance to do that tomorrow.

It should match really well in the powder room, but might have to wait until the weekend to be put up!


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TamDaz said...

They are absolutely gorgeous Stormy. What a great effort for such little cost! You must be so pleased with your achievement. I'm sure your niece will love visiting too :-)

A-M said...

Absolutely, exquisitely beautiful... you clever thing! A-M xx

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stormygirl said...

Thankyou TamDaz and A-M. Quite pleased with how it turned out and it's now on the wall in the powder room! I have another in the pipeline, and also 2 vintage maps (sheet of $10 wrapping paper again) to hang as well.

I still have to clean up the kids mess after the holidays though, so still no 'full' room photos!

Annie@A View On Design said...

well you know I love your decor style !!! and also a fan of butterflies I see - how chic!!! hehe

seriously, want to see more of your home now...!