Just finished this giant butterfly using picture frame molding and other pieces and parts
This butterfly was featured on
see it here.
It was one of those things that was in my head and had to get out,
I figured, the bigger, the better.
I started with lots of picture frame molding pieces and a beautiful carved post.
I had a lot of this molding and have used it to make
and have used it on furniture makeovers .
I cut wing shapes out of wood and started applying the molding using wood glue and screws
This just shows the base coats ..
I used spray paint in rust, brown and black
I dry brushed different metallics over the base coat
Used a lot of pieces and parts...
Giant hinges, keys, washers and unknown metal doo-dads...
...a wrought iron metal scroll piece for the antenna...
I used two vintage metal casters for the eyes...
I love the body on him.
I added a finial at the bottom to finish it off
I added copper plumbing strap around the edges.
I love using both the copper and regular metal strapping for
I've used it on the front of a retail counter of a bakery we used to own
as well as another Huge vintage look butterfly and on the
wings of my table leg dragonflies. It's a lot of fun to work with.
I hung him on my fence just to photograph but it is not intended for
It's big...about 4 feet across and it weighs about 30 pounds,
Swing by my Etsy shop to see this butterfly and more or
Thanks so much for checking out my recycled butterfly