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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Butterfly Kisses/Altered Jar

This week at Creative Inspirations Paint our inspiration is butterflies. I love butterflies and many of the plants in my garden were chosen to draw them to our yard.

One of my favorite songs is "Butterfly Kisses" and I used that as my inspiration for this project.  I love making small decor items that I can tuck into little corners here and there. Recently, I have fallen in love with altered bottles. This one is an antique jar that has a metal wire to hold the lid on securely.

I used lots of lace, seam binding, an old necklace, a flower I made from some ivory and pink flower petals I had left over from a wedding project.
The butterflies are a Spellbinders die; love those butterflies! I very lightly distressed them with distress inks and then spritzed them with some glimmer mist I made with my Creative Inspirations Paint using 'Fairy Dust', one of my favs.  I use  (approx.) 20% water, 80% rubbing alcohol and a few drops paint.   I LOVE using these paints as glimmer mist; so super sparkly! You can see the sparkle on the flower. Awesome!

I printed the lyrics for the song, cut them out with some decorative scissors, inked them, and placed them in the jar, along with some lace, seam binding, and the word 'love' in several different languages.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful butterfly creations with us this week.  Hugs, Sarah


Creative Inspirations said...

What a beautiful piece of artwork!

Holly said...

Ohhhhhhhh how pretty!!!!!

Kirei na Kami said...

Holy Toledo, Batman!!!! This is GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for the percentages of water to alcohol...I was still in the discovery phase of this. WOW!! I am totally in love with your antique jar!!! What a beautiful creation to peer at everyday:)


Dawnll said...

This is beautiful as can be! Love the details and the shimmer.
Thanks for sharing

blessings to you, Dawn ll

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful project. Love the idea of using the paints in a glimmer mist.

Kassi said...

wow! I love it! great job!

LittleSunday said...

It' so beautiful!!! Well done!!!

Kianel said...

Stunning creation Sarah! beautiful work!
Love from France, Kianel.