Sunday, September 16, 2012

Handmade Realistic Butterflies

Sorry about the finger smudges 

I revamped this shadow box for a sort of curiosity cabinet vibe in my apartment. I basically printed stock images of butterflies from DeviantArt onto regular printer paper and then cut them out. Then I painted some clear fishing line with black nail polish and hot glued them to the butterflies. Lastly, I pinned the butterflies to the shadow box.


Kat said...

LOVE it! Can't stop staring at that black/blue one.

Cameron said...

You'll have to show the whole room when you're done. I was thinking of adding a curiousity cabinet to my art studio just so I can look at it all year long :)

Black nail polish on fishing line? Genius :)

Kat @ I Saw You Dancing said...

Hi Shayla, judging from your blog, I'd say you're a REAL artist. Nothing "pretend" about your talent!
Thanks for being a part of Blogtoberfest, hosted by Cathy aka {tinniegirl} last year. Thought you might be interested to know that we're running it again in 2012. You can find all the info at:
And we're kicking off this Monday! Would love to see you there.
Kat xxx

Anonymous said...

Hey. How did you memorialize the new year?

Katharina Me said...

love the idea!!
It looks very nice :)