A really good friend of mine gave these butterflies to me and told me that I could either keep or toss them. She just said she was tired of having them on her fence and needed a change and wondered if I could do anything with them.
I assured her that I could!
I decided to KEEP them and repaint them.
Here is what they looked like when I first got them.
Here are the Finished Butterflies….
Now they are ready to find a new home in somebody’s yard.
I hope they will bring them lots of Joy!
My next project is a set of Angel wings that I saw on ETSY.
They were quite expensive because of the fact that they were cast plaster.
I decided to try my hand and see if I could copy a set that I had seen somebody do on Pinterest.
What do you think?
Step #1: Cut out pieces from cardboard.
Step #2: Glue the small pieces to the large carboard wing piece.
Step#3: Begin the process of applying dry wall mud to the cardboard wings.
Step#4: Add lines and definition to the wet mud.
Step #5: The heart that will join the wings together in the center.
Step #6 Paint the wings. Here is the process and paint colors I used.
First Coat:I added a coat of white paint to seal the drywall.
Second Coat:Then I painted the entire wings with a light brown paint.
Third Coat: Then I applied a mahogony gel stain over the top of the brown paint, leaving areas where the paint showed through.
Final Coat: To finish them, I applied a silver and gold glaze in certain spots to highlight the project.
These were actually quite easy and fun to make. I hope that some of you will try your hand and make a set for yourself.
If you do, please post pictures in the comment section below.