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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Card with Fairies

Hi everyone😊 Asia Szczurowska – Łapkodzieło here😊

For this inspiration I decided to make card with fairies. Little Birdie has beautiful paper collection related to this topic.

I made a video tutorial showing how I created this card.

Here you can see more photos.

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Fairy Sparkle – Wall Decor

Heya, Gunjan here! I hope all you crafters are keeping well and also creative:) . I am grateful to be a part of this super talented team of Little Birdie. Happy 2021💟

So today I have my hands on this beautiful Little Birdie “Fairy Sparkle” paper pack. I have created a pretty wall decor using papers from this pack, themed embellishments along with Little Birdie handmade flowers. So let’s get started.

I have cut 2 fairy design sheets of 12*30.5 cm and folded in cylindrical shape that are facing each other to avoid the white surface .

I have cut a circle chipboard with diameter – 5cm and layered it with similar themed sheets. After layering, pasted pre-punched doilies again on the either sides.

Then I have taken an outer layer of one of the doily sheets to make the front part of the cylinder. And now my favourite part the mesmerizing Little Birdie flowers and embellishments.

Here I have pasted Little Birdie Fairy Sparkle embellishments along with the handmade flowers inside the cylinder .

Lets begin with the outer layering!

Fixed some handmade flowers in shades of pink and leaves along with fairy embellishments in the front of the cylinder. Applied sparkle paste – Whipped Cream entirely to give a shimmery look following up with Summer Gold metal microbeads.

Concluding with applying Passion Pink sparkle paste entirely on the body of the cylinder and Hearty Melange silver hearts as a topping!
And we are done!

This is exactly how it looks hanging on my wall! Don’t forget the ribbon.

Thankyouu! Have a lovely day ahead ❤️
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