Saturday, 30 July 2016

MDF Butterflies

Item Used :-

  • Extra Large MDF Butterfly
  • Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folder - Dripping by Tim Holtz
  • Sizzix Layered Dragonfly with Texture folder - 659579
  • Sizzix Butterfly die with Texture folder - 657209
  • Sizzix Butterfly die with Texture folder - 659578
  • Sizzix Butterfly dies - 661182
  • Black Gesso
  • Americana Decor Color Stain - black
  • White gesso
  • Viva Inka Gold gloss paints -  Aquamarin, Steelblue, Turquoise, Yellow Gold, Marsala, Lavared. 
  • Pebeo Gold Gilding wax 
  • Flat back 2mm pearls
  • 8mm gold rhinestones
  • Glossy accent
  • Glitters 
  • 5 Hat pins - pearls
  • Fine sand paper 

    1. How I've Created this butterfly 
    1. Cover the extra-large butterfly with black gesso. Let it dry. When MDF Butterfly will dry completely use one layer of Black Americana Decor Color Stain.
    2. Cut variety of sizes butterflies and emboss them. I needed at least 25 butterflies in variety of shapes. I have cut three dragonflies and stick together to give 3-D effect. Some butterflies are double just to create dimensions.  
    3. Some butterfly dies do not have embossing folders so leave some un-embossed butterflies. 
    4. Emboss dripping folder and with the use of white gesso stick on both top corners, cut the access papers. 
    5. Arrange all butterflies at Random and glue it down using white gesso.
    6. Put Dragonfly at the middle as a focus point.
    7. Leave it to dry completely naturally.
    8. When its dry use sand paper or block to smooth down edges and corners.
    9. Use Viva Inca Gold glossy paints with sponge brushes. When its dry and I’m happy with colours.
    10. I have used Gold Gilding wax
    11. Add antenna using hat pins
    12. Decorate with pearls and glitters.   
    13. Add rhinestones, glitters to decorated my multimedia butterfly

    Please leave comment for me xx    

    Thanks for stopping by today and hope you love what I've shared!
    See you soon ~ enjoy!
    Love Ayoti xxx


  1. What a fabulous project and Thank you so much for sharing how you made it
    Dr Sonia

    1. Thank you very much for your lovely comment which make me going. I can't explain as you do I don't have all resources. I will try one day I'm learning from you love you ...xx

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    1. Thank you very much for your beautiful comment...xx

  3. What a beautiful butterfly! Love the colours you have used and they all look stunning, thanks for joining in at Altered Eclectics, Jane (DT) :) X

    1. Thank you very for your beautiful comment. It's my pleasure to join in at Altered Eclectics. Thank you ...xx

  4. SO AMAZING!!! WOW. this is just gorgeous. Love all the layers and the textures. Great work