Starting the new year's resolution by doing some art wall for my craft room. Decided on doing a 3D butterflies using supplies that I already own.
Here's a brief description on how I did it. A tutorial, if you'd like.
I've already decided beforehand that my artwork won't be bigger any than 8"x8". So on a piece of white textured card stock, I made 4 reference point 2" away from the edges. My butterflies would sit inside these reference points.
I punched a couple rows of 1" butterflies on strips of patterned paper. Made sure to use a heavier paper cause I know I wanted the wings to stay slightly folded when done.
You could totally fold the wings freehand, I just liked using my bone folder. Arranged 5 pretty butterflies in 6 rows - that's by using reference point I made earlier.
Very pleased with how it turned out after being mounted on a boxed picture frame.
So that's the first DIY of 2015. I totally recommend you do it yourself using any piece of paper & shape. The only other expensive thing about this whole project is the customized picture frame and probably the butterfly punch.
My craft room is going to look so different, hopefully by year end. Yippie!!!