Saturday, January 26, 2013

Butterfly Frame

Use paper to add dimension to a flat picture frame for a fascinating look!

Crafted by Billie Jo.


  • Frame
  • Patterned Scrapbooking Paper
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Sponge

1.  Using the paintbrush, apply paint to the entire frame.
2.  Set it aside to let dry.
3.  Take a second paint color and apply a small amount in a container.
4.  Mix in a few drops of water or more and use a foam brush to apply the watered down paint to the entire front of the frame.
5.  Then, take a soft wet sponge to gently wipe the paint from the frame to recreate a similar look in texture (as shown in the photo).

6.  Set the frame aside to let dry.

You can choose to cut your own butterflies from paper or use a die to make die cut butterflies. For small butterflies, you only need one shape each. For large butterflies, you should have two matching butterfly shapes.

7.  Take a pair of butterflies and glue the first one to the frame. Take the second butterfly and curve its wings either outward or inward (as shown in the photo). Then, glue the body of the butterfly on top of the first butterfly. The combination of shapes and form is what creates the dimension for a unique look.

8.  Repeat step 7 until the desired look has been achieved.

Feel free to adorn the butterflies with rhinestones or other embellishments and add vinyl lettering to the frame.

9.  Let the frame completely dry before displaying.

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