3-D Butterfly Wall Art
In this framed work of art, paper-punched butterflies appear to flutter across a bold monogrammed letter.
Photography: Andrew Ingalls
Source: Martha Stewart
To give your wall art a subtle ombre effect, punch butterfly shapes from a mix of vellum and cardstock papers in a similar color, and arrange them in a gradient.
- Cardstock in two contrasting colors
- Vellum in one color similar to cardstock for butterflies
- Art frame
Using a craft knife for precision, cut out a monogram letter from cardstock on a cutting mat.
Punch out several butterflies, both solid and die-cut, out of cardstock and vellum. (Tip: Lightly score two parallel lines (measuring 1/8" wide) down the center on each butterfly so that the wings can be raised.)
Using the glue pen, affix butterflies to your monogram letter in a gradient from translucent to opaque. Feel free to layer the vellum and cardstock onto each other, especially utilizing the die-cut butterflies as top layers to create more depth.
Cut out the cardstock background in a contrasting color to your decorated letter, measured to fit your frame.
Glue your decorated letter to the cardstock background; when dry, frame and display.