Sunday, 6 March 2011

Niece's birthday present

My niece, Caitlin, is turning 6 next Sunday.  My sister asked me to make a shadow box with butterflies in it - she saw one with butterflies cut out of Japanese papers and loved it.  The one she saw had the butterflies all lined up, like an insect collection, but I've decided to make it a bit less organised, so the butterflies are any-which-way.

Well, it is well on it's way to being done, but not quite - I've spent most of this afternoon on it, but can't finish it, as half of the butterflies are still wet with Stickles or crystal effects, so I'm leaving it to completely dry overnight, before I secure all the butterflies to the backing sheet with some dimensional adhesive and mount it in the shadow box.  (I cheated with that one - I would have bought an unpainted, unfinished one from Bunnings, but they didn't have one big enough, so I bought a ready made one from a framing shop.)



I punched out a gazillion butterflies, using the Bigz Beautiful Butterflies die from SU, with my Big Shot. Here's just some of them..............



Kinda over butterflies..............

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