3-D Layered Butterfly Wall Hanging

Hello dear Little Birdie Crafts fans! It’s Tracey here to share a new project. I don’t know about you, but I’m eager for spring which is just around the corner. Today I’m sharing a home decor piece that embodies a warm spring day. This 3-D layered butterfly wall hanging features Little Birdie Decoupage Paper, gorgeous Song of the Sea flowers, and Primed Chipboard pieces. Be sure to check out the photos below to see just how much dimension a side view shows you with all these layers.

In this DIY video tutorial you will learn how to use layers to develop dimension, create gorgeous faux metal gears with patina using chipboard, gilding flakes, and waxes, learn all the details to make this gorgeous 3-D layered butterfly, create a patina effect on flowers and feathers, and use items from nature to enhance your mixed media projects.


Tips and Techniques:

This 3-D layered butterfly cut from Fairy Sparkle paper sits atop gorgeous Song of the Sea flowers brushed with Tinted Metallic paint for a patina effect. All these layers develop amazing depth and dimension.
Texture Tack is the perfect adhesive to apply copper and gold gilding flakes to these chipboard gears to create a faux metal effect. Aqua Sheen Metallic Wax and Caribbean Teal paint create a warm patina finish. Microbeads and colored craft pellets applied with soft gel medium create gorgeous color coordinated texture around the edges of the floral cluster.
Another faux metal gear.
These darling feathers are cut from the Dream Catcher Chipboard set and painted with Caribbean Teal and Tawny Glint Metallic paints for a shimmering finish. A patina effect is added to the flowers by dry brushing with white gesso, then again with Tawny Glint paint.
Three butterflies are cut from gorgeous Fairy Sparkle paper to create this layered butterfly. The top layer is brushed along the outer edges and randomly across the wings with Glazed Berries Metallic Paint which was sprinkled with shimmering Fairy Dust Glitter. I realized a a coat of gel medium would be needed to hold the glitter in place. The butterfly body and trail are metal pieces from my stash with gilding and patina like the gears.
This Thriving Thistle Chipboard is brushed with Glazed Berries paint, then highlighted by rubbing with Copper Blaze Metallic Wax. I tucked in a piece of birch bark for a natural element. I just adore the text on the Touch of Nature Decoupage Paper.
I took a walk in my winter garden to find these dried flower stems to add a linear element to this piece.
Barley Crunch – Stone Texture Paste applied through the Brick Wall Stencil adds fabulous texture to the background. I tucked in several natural feathers for a soft touch.

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:

Little Birdie Crafts can be purchased at the online store: https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/

Other Supplies:
Wood Bracket Shaped Base purchased at a local craft store – 6 1/2 by 6 1/2 inches
Tim Holtz with Sizzix ~ Scribbly Butterflies
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Small Talk
Metal flourish and corner
Gold Leaf
Copper Gilding Flakes
Copper Microbeads
Nature: Feathers; Twigs; White Birch Bark
1″ Double Sided Foam Tape
Stylus and foam pad
Silicone Glue

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to view my video. I hope you’ve been inspired to pull out your Little Birdie Crafts supplies to create a dimensional home decor piece to brighten up your day.

~ Blessings ~


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Decorative Panel – Queen of Butterflies

Hello creative friends!
Today I, Inna Brigantina, share my inspiration with you.
Maybe the summer colours or, our beautiful papers and flowers that inspired me! But I wanted something bright and enchanting.

To begin with, I prepared the materials that I required. I decided to make a decorative panel in the form of butterfly wings .

I decided the colour palette. Some of the elements needed to be painted in the selected colours.

I also painted the flowers. I achieved the desired shades by mixing Little Birdie Color Splash sprays.

After all the elements were prepared and dry, I proceeded to my most favorite part of creativity – the assembly of the composition.

My Butterfly queen is ready. (It decorated my workshop and dream of summer with it’s bright colors).

For the inscription I used a phrase from a Little Birdie set of clear stamps. Love him.

I hope friends, you enjoyed my inspiration today. I wish you more bright colors and impressions!

With love Inna Brigantina

Used in the project:


Fairy Butterfly

Hi Little Birdie lovers, I created an iron butterfly with so many gorgeous flowers, little butterflies and small fairies.

I started by painting the butterfly with white gesso for a good basic ground. Then I used the Grainy Texture Paste to get some more texture on the butterfly. I used the lavender chalk paint, put a bit on the inside of the butterfly and sprayed water so it flows down the wings, leaving a soft lavender color.

Then I started my composition by adding the gorgeous flowers from the ‘Fairy Sparkle’ collection. I used 3 wooden straws and kept adding flowers, some white sisal and fairy embellishments. I glued it all with the heavy body gel. Don’t you just love these cute fairies and butterflies …

I used some chipboard elements to create some depth and for some extra eye-candy… I placed the lovely fairy on a frame to let her be the central point. I painted glass beads with the chalk paint Rose Blush, so they sparkle in there like little rose bubbles.

I hope you like my Fairy Butterfly and get inspired by it. Please let me know what you think about my project. Hope you are all staying at home and being creative. Till next time!

Products I used:

Fairy Garden Fairy Sparkle 5pc: https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/fairy-garden-fairy-sparkle-5pc-little-birdie Marina Fairy Sparkle 15pc: https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/marina-fairy-sparkle-15pc-little-birdie Ephemera Fairy Sparkle Embellishments 52pc: https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/ephemera-fairy-sparkle-embellishments-52pc-little-birdie Chalk Paint 60ml- Lavender Blush; https://littlebirdiewholesale.com/collections/chalk-paint/products/mixed-media-acrylic-paint-60ml-lavender-blush Acrylic Chalk Paint Rose Blush 60ml: https://littlebirdiewholesale.com/collections/chalk-paint/products/acrylic-chalk-paint-rose-blush-60ml-little-birdie Acrylic Gesso- White, 100ml: https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/gesso-white-100ml-little-birdie Grainy Texture Paste 200g White Little Birdie: https://littlebirdiewholesale.com/products/grainy-texture-paste-200g-white-little-birdie?_pos=1&_sid=1f85e3d85&_ss=r Acrylic Heavy Gel Medium: https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collections/gel-medium/products/acrylic-heavy-gel-medium-matte-100ml-little-birdie chipboards: https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collections/chipboard