Monday, February 14, 2011

This week at Scrapware we are designing with "things with wings". Now since I love butterflies, birds and pretty much anything with a wing I was pretty excited to get creating for this week's theme.
I have used a never-before-seen brand spanking new Scrapware product which will be released very soon. It is a 3 compartment shadow box, with each compartment measuring 4" x 4" inside. Pretty cool hey!

The outer frame of my shadow box has been first covered with gauze followed by a wash of acrylic paint (raw umber) and finishing with some Rub n Buff metallic waxes. The inside of each compartment has been first covered using some old sheet music paper, followed by a wash of acrylic paint.

There are so many ways to finish the 3D butterflies (CH309), the possibilities are endless. As I was going for a rather distressed style for this project, I have simply inked the top part of the wings with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The solid part of the wings is painted with crimson acrylic paint, followed by a light application of the Walnut Stain Distress Ink using a sponge.

These small 3D butterflies (CH310) are coloured using Walnut Stain Distress Ink once again, followed by a light application of crimson acrylic paint on the outer wing.

The wings of the mannequin (Lucie Torso LB04) are created using the solid part of the 3D wings, simply cut in half. I have used two mannequins, running one of them through the Cuttlebug with a swirl design embossing folder and colouring with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I then adhere the two painted wings behind this piece, and adhere another mannequin to the back.

The words are created using the Antique Mini Alphas (AZ10) which have been painted crimson followed by an application of Crackle Accents.

The project is then finished off using some old "found" objects I had lying around - tiny nuts and bolts, old rusted nails and old watch parts I have been collecting.

I still have a few things in the pipeline, so hopefully I will have more to share soon!
Natalie W xx


  1. Wow Natalie, all those amazing layers....INCREDIBLE!

  2. oMG Nat how did I miss this special special!!!! the concepts awesome it came together beautifully and I especially love the colours and cuttlebuged torsos!!! :)