It's spring time and I've been adding a few table leg butterflies and dragonflies
to my Etsy shop, they make great Mother's Day gifts! ;)
First up is this butterfly made from a vintage print.
When I was taking picture frames apart to use for my Picture Molding Christmas Trees,
this print was in one of them and I just couldn't throw it away.
I decided to decoupage parts of the image to my butterfly wings.
I left the edges rough and added painted gold swirls.
The print had some creases and imperfections but I think
that only adds more character to this piece.
I used General Finishes Milk Paint in Red Pepper for the body.
Gosh I love that paint. It goes on so smooth and distresses beautifully.
I cut and bent an embossed serving fork for the antenna
and added glass bead eyes...
Along with more huge glass beads and metal pieces at the tail.
I love how she turned out!
Since it's decoupaged, it's indoor use only on this butterfly.
I created a few more of the pink and fleur de lis designs.
This design is definitely one of my most popular.
I used glass bead eyes and beaded antenna, aka... shower curtain hooks.
She's already sold.
I also made two dragonflies in the same design...
This pink dragonfly has a loooong swirled spindle body with
a wooden finial at the tail
Another pink fleur de lis design...
It has a bird design ceramic knob at the tail...
It also has a seashell button and embossed metal antenna.
This pair was a custom order...
She wanted one bright and colorful...
I painted a striped background with a big pink flower
and swirling vines and leaves.
fun seashell and glass bead eyes with swirly antenna...
I added a ceramic knob at the tail and white upholstery tack
"polka dots" on the body
The other one had a layered paint finish on the wings...
Corrugated metal eyes and a vintage sliding lock.
I also made this zebra dragonfly with a distressed turquoise body
I added embossed metal on the body. I found a roll of it
at Hobby Lobby
Another embossed metal strip at the bottom
Thanks for checking out all my new designs!
Swing by the Etsy shop to see what's new