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?