Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Forgotten butterfly

We're kicking off the second week of the current challenge over at Frilly and Funkie. Pamellia is our hostess and here's what she has to say:

 I have chosen the theme Things with Wings for this one. I would like to see anything that has wings, use your imagination... just make sure your project is shabby chic or vintage in style.

 I had one of these little Artemio wooden frames left and decided to use it to showcase a butterfly. I started with Tim Holtz Industrious Stickers around the edge.

I painted it with Gesso then glued Art Stones and Mini Art Stones around the frame.

I'm afraid the process over took me and I didn't capture the rest of the steps before the finished project ! I used Acrylic paint to build up layers and then used Prima Art Alchemy paints just over the Art Stones and then on the inside of the recess.

The backgound for the butterfly is white card that's had the Prima paints dabbed on to it using a baby wipe. Then I stamped the Tim Holtz Newsprint stamp over it . The butterfly is by Prima and it's also been painted with the Prima Art Alchemy paints.

To make the frame a little more shabby I used Blackberry Prima Art Alchemy paint and watered it down and painted it around the textured areas. The final touch was a chit chat sticker that I dabbed Blackberry around the edge.

I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and do make sure you hop over to the Frilly and Funkie blog to see the rest of the DT's projects.


  1. Gorgeous Sue! The transformation is incredible! Love the gilded look, it looks vintage! <3

  2. Stunning Sue, both the frame and the butterfly look amazing! I now think I shall have to check out those AA paints.... great effects!

  3. Loving how you've transformed the simple frame into something with such texture and 'age' with those paints. It houses the butterfly so beautifully xx

  4. Beautiful! This would look so lovely hanging on a wall with all the golden beauty.

  5. Sue, this framed butterfly is so captivating! I love the textured frame and those colors are amazing! The butterfly is a stunning focal point! Love this! Thank you for a fun theme and great inspiration!

  6. Sue this small canvas was transformed into a small piece of art. I LOVE what you did !! It's looking so gorgeous and pretty.
    Thank you for sharing this great idea on how to make it relatively simple.
    Hugs from Monica

  7. Beautifully grunged Sue, great effects from all the layering xx

  8. Very cool! Love the gilded grunge look and the weathered shimmer of the newsprint background.
    Alison x